Last weekend we took our friend Geraldine up to the Amish auction in West Kootenai, MT. She lived there for a few years and has many friends there. I grew up in Eureka, not too far from there, but it’s been so, so long since I was last at the auction. I knew it would be a fun outing for us.
We crossed the Lake Koocanusa bridge just a little after 9:00am. It was a very early morning for us. We left Kalispell at around 7:00am.
Here they were making homemade ice cream with gas-powered cranks. I have never seen such large old-fashioned ice cream makers!
The girls had fun playing with some kittens and rabbits that were in this box for sale.
We had fun looking at all the stands of wonderful homemade and home-grown items.
These two little ones were just so cute sitting there eating their lunch.
This bed was rather interesting. I just couldn’t see myself sleeping in it, I’m afraid.
The Amish make wonderful cabins. Here are a couple of them that the girls had so much fun playing in.
This is Little K…she’s our little 3-year-old friend that we are watching on a full time basis now while her daddy is at work.
There were three auctioneers…one outside selling odds and ends, one under the tent selling furniture, and one in the barn selling quilts. J had never heard an auctioneer before and had to ask me several times what they were saying.
I thought this was interesting. You always see these that say, “Welcome”, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that said, “Go Away”. Too funny!
After we was all the booths we decided to walk around the little village.
We ate our picnic lunch in the little schoolhouse yard, then the kids played on the playground.
After that we were off to the country store for ice cream!
These young men were delivering ice to the auction site where they were having a dinner.
J and I held hands on our walk back to the playground. I love holding hands with my kids.
Then it was time to go. We stopped at the Koocanusa bridge again.
Here are the girls with our friend Geraldine…Little K was asleep in the car.
Geraldine took this photo of the girls and I.
It was a great day! The sun was out, it was warm and wonderful!