Last weekend, Mom and I spent a fun-filled weekend in Amish Country. Our main purpose of going up there was for a shoebox swap with some of my favorite chickies from PA and OH. For those of you not stampers, a shoebox swap is where each person designs a card and brings enough supplies for each person to make it. We had 15 people attend, so we got to make and bring home 14 cards. It was held at L&L Rubber Stamps in Ephrata in her classroom. What a fun day we had on Saturday stamping the day away. Add in all of the hugs, laughter, chatter, and yummy food, and it was a perfect day. And of course having it at a stamp store also means a little shopping too. Here are pictures of the cards we made and also a group shot of the chickies. We chickies all met on Splitcoast Stampers and now keep in touch thru Facebook. We missed the chickies who couldn’t attend and hope they can make it to the next one.
On Saturday night, we tried a new Amish owned restaurant that had just opened up a few days before. It’s located in the old Family Cupboard location on Harvest Drive at the Harvest Drive Family Inn. It’s called Fisher’s Amish Restaurant. You can order either off the menu or get the buffet. We opted for the buffet, and I have to say the meatloaf and mashed taters were delicious. The buffet includes the hot food, salad bar, and soups. The potato soup was very good too. Our waitress, Esther, needed roller blades. She was hopping the entire time we were there. We’d definitely go back again. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check them out next time you are up in Lancaster County.
Here are some pictures from our backroads rides to and from Ephrata. You never know what you’ll see…
We stopped at a Mennonite owned grocery store mainly to get bird seed, and I saw these two strange (at least to me) items on the shelf. And no, I did not buy either one. Neither would cross my lips.
And shopping with Mom is always an adventure. You just never know what she’ll get in to…I’m just glad another lady was making all the windchimes sound, because Mom usually does that quite loudly. At least this time, it was just a pretty pink hat and a hippo. LOL
The hippo was for my grandmother. She collected them, so whenever we see one, we think of her.
I hope you enjoyed all the pictures from our trip. We had a great time, and I’m already trying to figure out when we can go again. Thankfully Lancaster County Amish Country is only 90 minutes up the road from us.