Friday, September 20, 2013

Mid-west Visit

We have been in this part of the country for over a week now. We missed the fall colors in Colorado, but we are seeing the beginnings of changing leaves here. The poplar leaves are turning yellow and a few maple trees are turning red.

We lived in Wisconsin for three years in the 1980s. Since then, we forgot how dreary it can be at times. The sun shone for a few days, then yesterday it clouded up and rained most of the day. Today has been another gray day. The first year we were in Wisconsin, we went six weeks without seeing the sun. Most depressing, especially for people from Colorado where the sun shines almost every day.

During the rain yesterday, we saw some Amish buggies on the road. They have lights and turn signals for such weather and at night.!

The buggies even have license plates.

We went to Shipshewana to a laundromat. Out back, we discoveed where the Amish women parked their buggies.

In another parking lot, we saw this sign.

As we drive around the area, we can spot the Amish farms--the electric lines bypass them. Each house also has a large clothes line outside. (Click to enlarge this, or any other, photo. You can see the clothes line better.)

We had been told about an interesting produce auction, held Thursdays in the nearby town of Emma. We went looking for it and when we spotted all these buggies, we thought we had found it.

We were wrong. It was an Amish wedding! We quickly walked back to the car and returned to our RV.

The other day, I took a picture of the sun setting over South Twin Lake on the edge of our campground.

1 comment:

  1. You guys . . Now you're crashing Amish weddings.