Saturday, August 13, 2011

From Northern Indiana

We got up to beautiful weather Monday, and Roger knew I would want to get out a little with the camera. Where to go was the question of the day though. I got on line and started checking weather...I cannot even remember why now. I think to see what the days ahead would hold if we didn't go Monday. I happened to check out Shipshewana and the weather sounded perfect.

It was too late in the day to head out then....well not really. But had a lot to do and did need tires on the Rav4...so, even though they could have waited, we felt better getting them on. And had errands to do in Terre Haute. So got all that done Monday, oh, and I had to make that couple jars of juice before we left...didn't want to waste the tomatoes.
Anyway, that is where I have been...the photo above is from out in the country near Shipshewana...look at that sky. The whole time we were there, we had beautiful skies like that. And the temps did not get above 80ยบ while there...at least I don't think they did. I did not suffer with heat at all.
On the way there we went through Nappanee, Indiana...another Amish community. We saw these quilt blocks on the side of a building...I took them through Roger's window...he tried to stop long enough for me to get a good one, but people were turning right behind us so just had to be satisfied with what I got.

I love murals...and thought this was a wonderful one, but could not get a better shot. We actually tried to get in a better place, but it was just too busy, too many parked cars, too much traffic, AND they were working on the road going through town so that made it that much worse.
We wanted to go to the flea market at Shipshewana...I wanted to get a couple throw rugs there. But next time we go, we don't want to even go to it. It wasn't overly crowded and the weather was perfect, but just don't want to spend time there. I did go to Lolly's Fabric Store and to her Little Bit of Lolly's in the basement...and will definitely go there again...but there is other stuff I want to do.
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Right now I have tomatoes on to make juice with, and have clothes on the line. When I get the tomatoes done, I definitely need to mop....and just so many things calling to me. I want to visit blogs...

Oh, and that is another thing...the first evening we got to our hotel, I was able to blog a little bit. Even left a comment or two before we got out again. I thought that was great, that I had a great wi-fi connection. Instead, it became harder and harder to do stuff. I think I did a bit more that night, such as uploaded pics for two or three days on my other blog, but after that I could not upload any photos, nor leave any comment on anyone's blog.

So, I will try to catch up with everyone over the next day or two. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the quilt blocks.

Lois Evensen said...

You and your husband are much like us. He drives, I shoot pictures out of any window where I can get a picture, even if it is right past his nose. ;)

Lovely images from a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

I would just love to drive around this place, how far away is it from you? The quilt blocks on the outside wall, so unusual. Were they real or painted on?

Debbie said...

my best day....a ride in the car, destination unknown, taking random pictures along the way!!

sounds like you had fun. i always have trouble with hotel wi-fi also, i am not sure why. occassionly i am glad it does not work....more time to have fun while i'm away!!!

Montanagirl said...

The quilt blocks are pretty nice.

Ellie said...

Looks like a great place to visit. I lreally like to see pictures of places I don't know. I've just become your latest follower.

don said...

That is a very good 'grab' shot of the quilt blocks. You hit some interesting places you will return to. It sounded like the perfect day for it with those beautiful clouds.

EG Wow said...

Nappanee sounds like my kind of place!

Carletta said...

You've had the same kind of skies we have. I've really liked the weather for a few days. Rains are coming tonight though.
LOVE the quilt blocks!

Neal said...

That sky is gorgeous..that is a great shot.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you had such a great time --and glad the weather was wonderful... Gorgeous pictures --and I love that sky!
Hugs,
Betsy

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Rose, I'm running behing in reading blogs and trying to get caught up. I love the quilt. You and I must be kindred spirits. Everything you do, I say, that sounds like me! I have been to Shipshewanna. Love the Amish country. My grandson says to me all the time, "Granny, you work like an Amish woman." I love to go to the fabric stores there. They really know how to put those quilts together, don't they? I am working on quilt squares that came from there. A friend bought the square at an auction for three dollars. A few were finished and I am doing the rest. There are pictures of the ones I have finished somewhere on my blog. Love reading your blog and hope I don't get behind again. have a wonderful week. (Wish I had some of your tomato juice)

Caron said...

I'm glad this summer is busy for more than just myself! I like the photos and love that sky.

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a good time up north! What kind of fabric did you get at Lolly's? Love the quilt squares and mural. We didn't get to Nappanee when we were up that way.

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