Fall Road Trip to Ohio Amish Country
First stop - Cheese
Today the temperature was warm and the sun was bright in the autumn blue sky. I couldln't just sit around the house and do nothing. Winter was showing it's cold head having killed all the leaves off the trees and left them standing in their grey and brown skins. I wanted to take a hike but had no walking buddy so I decided to take a drive. I have been wanting to return to the Amish country since I didn't get any cheese and butter on my last trip out there this summer. I went onto Google Maps and found the closest Amish community to my home and headed out on my one hour and seventeen minute drive.
This the sign for the Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op
Home on the range.
I know they are just cows. But I was raised in the city and I get excited every time I see cows. These guys were just chilling on their land, enjoying some grass and not even effected by the cars, trucks and buggies driving by. I wanted to go up to them and start petting them, but one must respect private property.
This past spring I traveled to The Outer Banks and it seemed like every shop that sold outdoor chairs had a giant wooden one where tourist could climb into and look like little people. I love the concept of being able to distort my size by super sizing objects near me. It seems the Amish in Middlefield liked large things as well. This sign here describes the picture below. It's a landmark of great proportions and way too amazing not to photograph.
What would you do with your spare wood?
Rewards of the journey
The road trip was a large success for me. I saw things I'd never seen before. I saw creatures that bring me great joy. I was alone and could sing as loudly and poorly as my heart would let me to the songs on the radio. I was so busy having fun I only had a little snack (fried pie from one of the shops) so I didn't eat a large lunch. The sun and warm breeze lightened my soul. Oh and let me not forget my little treasures I brought back home. I spent just a little money and got some sweet water taffy, blackberry jam, a horse and buggy toothpick holder souvenir and soda in old fashion bottles and labels. Oh and I will mention again the great fried pies. Peach and apple ones. Thanks so much for letting me share my day with your.