Saturday, September 13, 2008
Whoopin' it up Old Order style
We had a fabulous time in Shipshewana! We stayed at a B&B, shopped, ate good Amish food, AND.......went on a buggy ride through the country with an Amish man!!! It was so cool! See, Mom and I know tons about the Amish. We read Beverly Lewis books, so we have cred. So when we were offered a buggy ride by an Old Order Amish gentleman, we leaped at the opportunity to have our deepest questions answered at last. He initially just took us on a little trot through town, but we really wanted to see the country-side and he agreed to take us for a much longer tour. He was a retired farmer who is a minister within their district, has ten kids and 32 grandkids, and a great sense of humor. Out of respect for their belief against having their picture taken, I didn't get too camera-happy on the ride. Surprisingly, as much as Matt makes fun of my Amish fiction novels, they're actually pretty accurate in their portrayal of the Amish. See? I totally have Amish cred.
And Emrys: I have never inserted a microwave in a camera, nor a camera in a microwave. I mean, seriously. It's not like I live in a trailer.