27 July 2014

Day Tripping


We were supposed to go out of town this weekend. However, due to some scheduling conflicts, we ended up having our Saturday free. We loaded up the car with the kids and the dogs, and headed northwest for a little road trip. Brian was mentioning our plans to a coworker, who told us about a route to take through Amish country. I have to be honest -- I had no idea this even existed here! And only a couple hours away from our house. Our first stop was the Salemville Cheese Factory, where we picked up some delicious cheese curds and award-winning gorgonzola. Their smoked blue cheese was pretty amazing too. Next time. From there, we went to the Pleasant View Bakery. We may have gone a little overboard on our purchases, but honestly, everything we've tried has been amazing. My favorite thing so far is probably the pretzel we ate as soon as we got into the car. Finally, we went to the Mischler's County Store. I can't wait tour around this area again. It's beautiful. After leaving Amish country, we continued west to visit our lake lot, which was only another hour away. Our neighbor let us borrow his pier so H&C and the dogs could go swimming. Gretel is absolutely hilarious. She was in the water as soon as she could reach it. And didn't stop the entire time. After riding in the crate for most of the day, she sure deserved it. Finally, we drove out to my sister's house to celebrate my nephew's 18th birthday. How crazy is that? I can't believe it's only a few weeks until he heads off to college. We all were exhausted when we finally got home again. But it was such a great day.

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