On Saturday, Anne and Leigh, Anne's boyfriend, Josh, and I made our annual trip to Liberty, Kentucky in Casey County to visit Amish Country. We have been doing this for years. The girls were two or three years old when we started going and they are now thirty.
We left from my house after having coffee and blueberry muffins to hold us until lunch. Anne drove with Josh as her co-pilot while Leigh and I sat in the back seat. I was good and did very little back seat driving!
Our first stop was the Dutchmon's Market where I bought a pint of blackberry jam and we looked at all the hand tools, Amish hats, canned foods and bakery items. It started to pour rain just as we were leaving and one of the older Amish men asked Leigh, "Afraid to go into the rain, are ye?" and laughed like he had made some big joke!
Next, we traveled down South Fork Creek Road past the furniture store to Nolt's Bulk Food Store. The girls bought some cheese and spices, and I bought apples, a pint of sorghum, cumin, celery seeds, bay leaves, and candy. Then, we went to the produce market! I go crazy in these places with all the fresh fruit and veggies. I bought fresh green beans, new potatoes, tomatoes, green onions, peaches, a cantaloupe, and a quart of fresh blackberries for a cobbler. The girls loaded up on produce, also, so they would not have to go to the grocery when they got home. The back of Anne's car was loaded with goodies.
We headed for the Bread of Life Cafe because we were all starving by now. They have a great salad bar there and always have about three meats on the buffet.
Saturday, they had fried fish and chicken and some kind of steak with green beans, potatoes, corn, pinto beans, mac and cheese, cornbread, biscuits, and the best yeast rolls with cinnamon butter you ever ate. The dessert bar had pineapple cake, chocolate cake, bread pudding and soft serve ice cream. Josh cannot eat gluten so we were worried there would not be anything he could eat but I think he made out fine with the salad bar.
They also have a gift shop here and sell candy, bread, candles, jellies, and goodies of all sorts and kinds.
Feeling like four little pigs, we posed for pictures outside on the porch of the cafe.
Don't you think Anne and Josh make a cute couple? This is me in the middle with Anne on the left and Leigh on my right. Can you tell they are twins?
Last stop was the Antique Flea Market in Harrodsburg on our way home to buy used books in their "book nook" that has hundreds of books.
Leigh is enjoying a rest and doing a little reading while the rest of us are looking at all the books and trying to make our choices to bring home.
My son, Rob, his wife, Sarah, and TW were supposed to go with us but Rob got called into work. We missed them this year!
We arrived back at my house tired from a full day of activities but it was a "good" tired.
It was another wonderful day. I am glad that Josh could join us this year. This one will be added to the great memories along with all the rest.
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