Five wonderful years of marriage.
I love that we were married in the Fall: So many romantic activities to choose from! And this year I'd say we celebrated in style...
I have made a "bucket list" for Ohio Fall because I know I will miss it so much and Amish country was a must. We just love it so much.
We started off by taking a wagon ride through The Farm at Walnut Creek. It was one of the few activities we hadn't done on previous trips, and we had such a blast!!! It is totally worth the extra few bucks to pay for the wagon ride instead of driving your own car through (the people in the car behind us looked so bored!).
It was perfect weather and the animals had us cracking up! Here are just some of my favorite shots:
The Donald Trump cow!
My crazy goat friend!
A llama with a heart on the side of her face! Made my day!!!
After the amazing wagon ride, we explored the farm. We bought an Amish broom (the one we use for our porch died a sad, little pathetic death so it was splendid timing). But other than that the souvenirs and gimmicks seemed unremarkable. We wandered our way into a house full of pie (because I had to pee) and Jon couldn't resist a second helping. The ice cream churner looked like it was older than last century and sounded like it was going to blow up any second, but it made some mighty sweet dessert.
The next must-stop location: Heini's Cheese Chalet. The line was out the door but we had to get our cheese fixins.
For the first time ever, I bought myself some cheese. Of course, Jon got something smoked and meat-y as his cheese choice. Then I couldn't resist the Pumpkin Fudge. Not to mention, the whole reason I love Heini's: The cream cheese! This year we got Pumpkin and Raisin Cinnamon.
Then we headed to our hotel for check-in and Jon found the gift basket of custom chocolates I ordered from Coblenz!
Around 6 we wandered across the street to the Der Dutchman for dinner. They're just about the only place in town to eat and they serve traditional Amish fare. The last time we were here we were not impressed, but hey, we had to eat. This time around, we are happy to say it was a much more pleasant experience! I don't know what we ordered last time, but they must have been the wrong dishes!
And that just about concludes our very short anniversary trip to Amish country! On the way out of town we stopped at the Bridge of Dreams trail because it is our favorite. This time there were several signs posted that said "Private Property" which baffled us because it is the start of a trail head. So we just ignored them and parked anyways :S
My sweet husband didn't think I was a dork at all when I asked him to get a picture of my little bitty 20 week belly. Good man.
And from there, we leisurely strolled and then headed home. A really simple trip, full of nostalgia, so it was just our style. We were made for each other and, in a way, I think we were made for the midwest. We've spent the majority of our marriage in this state and have felt more at home than we ever have. We've enjoyed our own little corner of the world, just relying on and loving one another at the end of the day.
Couldn't be more blessed.
Brimming with happiness.
Thanks for being the best 1/5th of my life, baby.