A Trip To The Ship

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292016
 

With the big vintage RV rally here at Elkhart Campground this week, when our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel came to town there were no sites available. No problem, they found one at the Shipshewana North Park Campground, a short drive east of us in Shipshewana. For those not familiar with this part of northern […]

Buggies & Hot Rods

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162011
 

There are large communities of Amish and Mennonites in this part of northern Indiana, and we always enjoy driving the back roads east of Elkhart, admiring the tidy Amish farms, seeing the horse-drawn buggies, and just enjoying a ride in the country. Yesterday afternoon, Greg and Jan joined us for a ride out to Shipshewana, […]

Sep 082010
 

This part of northern Indiana is a stronghold of the Amish people, and wherever you travel around the communities of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, and the surrounding area, you are likely to see Amish women  in their simple handmade dresses, their heads covered in white kapps, and men wearing black straw hats or stocking caps. There […]

Aug 162009
 

We had another busy day yesterday. I had a lot of work to get done, but I decided to cheat and go play for a while first. There was a gun show in Shipshewana, the Amish center 20 miles east of Elkhart, and I have wanted to get out that way and drop some bundles […]