My July 4th began in the car, listening to a half of a very good book while I drove to Shipshewana, Indiana for our annual ladies retreat with some family and friends.
I thought it was crazy that I bought cinnamon bread in Indiana and when I sliced it, it was shaped like Michigan.Lotta love in that loaf.
The flea market celebrated the holiday opening on Monday, along with their usual Tuesday and Wednesday. Who doesn’t love an extra day to shop?
Besides the famous flea market with bargains beyond ones imagination, there are many store-front shops that line the main street and side streets.
We stayed at the Farmstead Inn, ate fresh locally farmed Amish food, found wonderful bargains every day, had our very own auction one night, (everyone contributes a donation or more) and played card B I N G O the next. The auction purchases and bingo prizes were fun, some practical, others, well, maybe not so much.
The musical, The Home Game, playing at the Blue Gate Theater and Restaurant, was raved about by those who attended.
But as always – – the very best part for me was all the laughter, and just being together with family and friends and I can’t forget my mother’s wonderful silly sisters.
At one point I truly thought someone in the hotel may complain. We all laughed so loud and hard, it hurt. Truly the best kind of pain! That’s me below with the happy tears at the bottom right.
Here are some of our best finds this trip!
If you love – better than Grandma’s comfort food, shopping, and great flea market bargains, you will adore Shipshewana. I highly recommend a visit.
Until next time, wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!