Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Day In Amish Country

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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. 

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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.

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Here they were making homemade ice cream with gas-powered cranks.  I have never seen such large old-fashioned ice cream makers! 

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The girls had fun playing with some kittens and rabbits that were in this box for sale. 

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We had fun looking at all the stands of wonderful homemade and home-grown items. 

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These two little ones were just so cute sitting there eating their lunch. 

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This bed was rather interesting.  I just couldn’t see myself sleeping in it, I’m afraid.

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The Amish make wonderful cabins.  Here are a couple of them that the girls had so much fun playing in.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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After we was all the booths we decided to walk around the little village. 

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We ate our picnic lunch in the little schoolhouse yard, then the kids played on the playground.

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After that we were off to the country store for ice cream!

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These young men were delivering ice to the auction site where they were having a dinner. 

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J and I held hands on our walk back to the playground.  I love holding hands with my kids.

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Then it was time to go.  We stopped at the Koocanusa bridge again.

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Here are the girls with our friend Geraldine…Little K was asleep in the car.

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Geraldine took this photo of the girls and I.

It was a great day!  The sun was out, it was warm and wonderful! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a wonderful day. You really captured it with your photos. Thanks for sharing! I just subscribed to your blog so I would be able to see new posts right when you make them.

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