Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back Home Again in Indiana

Okay, we are completely setup and starting to enjoy the surrounding sights.  Yesterday we took a short drive to Napanee - the very heart of Amish Country.  A close friend told us about a place , Rentown where you can buy some of the best cheese in the world at some really, really cheap prices.  I may never go to the bathroom again if what my mom told be about cheese is true.  I'll do more research on that subject before I eat all the cheese.  In addition we picked up some homemade noodles which is just what we needed for the cool weather that has moved in.  My wife combined them with some white meat chicken, a little celery, carrots and some secret spices and my life warmed up to topical level.

We have dodged many horse and buggies on the highways and byways of the area.  It is so cool to go back to a simpler time and how uncomplicated life can be.  Then you see the buggy veer into the parking lot of your local Walmart or through the drive-thru at Arby's and pick up a beef & cheddar with curly fries to go.  It kind of punches a hole in the whole romantic view of the simpler times but at least they don't blow by with only the loud bass sounds rattling your side mirror. I will go out tomorrow with the camera and try to get some pictures of this unusual mode of transportation.  I say try as they are not big on getting their picture taken but for my followers I will put my life on the line.

As I had mentioned earlier it had turned a bit cold here and will be that way for the remainder of the week.  It was nearly 8o degrees over the week-end and last night we had the furnace running to keep our toes warm.  Still better than the snow we would have had if we would have been back in Colorado last week.  I need the sun to come out bright so I can find some morels (yellow sponge) mushrooms.  My wife and I have not had any for many, many years and I will spend days in the woods if needed to come up with these small treasures.

I'll be in touch soon with more B-side/Unplugged info - have great travels.  Jim (unplugged)

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