The perfect season for a trip to Amish country

A couple weeks ago, the residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments took a trip to Amish country. Fall in northern Ohio consists of beautiful leaves falling to the ground. You can't beat the colors of this season.

The bus pulled up to the front door to let the seniors board with no problem. A cheer went up when we left the driveway. The first stop was a huge hardware store carrying wood-burning stoves and all types of hand tools. One room was filled with hand-carved wood scenes of rivers flowing by old farm houses, trees in the front yard, farm animals and barns. I could not believe all the detail in the various depicted scenes.

The next stop was the dried peas and beans store. Later we stopped at my favorite place, Der Dutchman Restaurant. All along the way the roads were filled with traffic – trucks, buses, horses and buggies and folks riding bikes. No one was blowing horns like those in the big city do.

We passed fruit stands filled with apples, pumpkins and other fall produce. The new flea market was gigantic, selling everything from inexpensive jewelry to diabetic socks. You name it, they sold it.

The bus arrived home in the evening and I was so tired from the trip I slept through the next day. I'm really looking forward to next year's trip. It's the highlight of autumn for me.

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:26 AM, 10.28.2014