Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shipshewana, Indiana Trip

We left Friday morning around 10am. Our first destination was Howe, Indiana to pick up our new Tow Dolly. The exact same dolly purchased locally around our home would cost $600.00 more.

So we decided it was time to go visit the Amish, and pick up the Tow Dolly.

Wilma drove the Buick behind the Coach down to Howe, Indiana. It took the guys a total of an hour and a half to show me how to secure the car onto the dolly. But the most time it took was to get me a plug that worked so the Dolly would have brake and turn signal lights. Wow what an ordeal!

Anyway water under the bridge so to speak. So off to Shipshewana Campground, about 19 miles to the East. We arrived around 4pm and checked in. Set up the Coach and went to have some dinner.

We both knew where we wanted to eat as we have eaten there before. The food is great! We both highly recommend anyone traveling around this area to stop here and have dinner.

After dinner, we went back to the Coach, did some web surfing and went to bed early.

Saturday, October 4
Wilma was up with the sunrise. So quiet she was I didn't even know she left the coach to take some morning pictures. WOW what pictures she captured!

It was a really cool morning, around 34 as there was ice on the windshield of the car and the grass. But the day turned out just beautiful, with temps in the high 60's and sunny. We both had a wonderful time going in several stores to look around. Stopping at an Amish farm to buy a white pumpkin and some odd shaped gourds. And just driving around the countryside taking in the beauty of the area.

Sunday, October 5
We slept in until 9:30am. Did that ever feel good. The heater was keeping the bedroom warm but the rest of the coach was just a might cold! Again it got down in the low 30's and the temperature in the coach was around 60! Brrrrr...
We both decided to try another restaurant for breakfast. As this was Sunday, almost all places of business is closed. The Amish are very strict about what they do on Sunday.
We found a restaurant/hotel/indoor water park open and had a great breakfast. All you can eat for only $7.99 adults.
After breakfast we went back to the coach to clean up inside and get ready for the trip back home. We pulled out around 1:15pm. Stopping once to check on the Tow Dolly and to take Kybee for a walk, we arrived back home safe and sound around 5pm. Pulling the Tow Dolly I never went over 60mph. Just a little nervous I guess. I told Wilma I could tell we were pulling much more weight than when we pulled the small Saturn. And I could tell we used more gas pulling the Buick as well.

Another great adventure in our lives. Come back again, be safe and God Bless.

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