Today my husband and I set out for Ohio Amish Country to get away for a few days. Of course, it's also one of my favorite places to pick up some great Cozy fabrics. Although I didn't get to shop for fabrics today, we did get to do a little shopping at my husband's favorite hardware store. We started by browsing the "Vintage Soda" department. My husband picked up a bottle of Sweet Corn Soda and a little boy next to him said, "That is so good!" His dad nodded his head in agreement, so John (my husband) added this to our cart.
Yes, I tried it. No, I didn't like it. (Neither did he!) I can best describe the taste as carbonated creamed corn. Most of the soda got dumped down our hotel bathroom sink. That will be the last time I listen to a 9-year-old boy!
My husband was definitely into "edibles" today. This was another of his purchases..."Grandma's Jam House" red raspberry jam. I can't wait to top a piece of warm, buttery toast with this yummy jam. Mmmm...
And...this is cool...every jar of Grandma's jam has a Biblical reference. This jar said, "The greatest witness: John 13:35." I looked up this verse and recognized it immediately: "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another."
After leaving Lehmann's, we did a little sight-seeing. It's so amazing to me that in a technological world of laptops, iPods, cell phones and video games, the Amish Community lives in an un-plugged simplicity that I am a little envious of.
I snapped this picture from our car. I wish I could convey the sense of peace and tranquility that prevails in this beautiful farm country.
As I got closer to the wagon, this little fellow threw his arms toward me. I just wanted to stop the car and scoop him up. He was SO cute! I don't think I'll ever forget this little guy. :)
Tomorrow, I'll be doing some fabric shopping and I can't wait to post some pictures!
Hugs to you all!