Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. We have been getting rain all week due to Harvey. We are seeing a little sunshine today as I type this post.
Speaking of Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with all the people in Texas who have been hard hit by this storm. It’s a terrible situation to say the least. We have friends in the Houston area, as well as in Beaumont. As of yesterday, our friends in Houston were safe, but the roads around them were flooded. Our friends in Beaumont have had to leave their travel trailer and vehicle at the RV park where they were staying and take shelter with family. Some of their family have water in their homes and can’t get out. Please keep all the people affected in your prayers.
This past weekend my family and I traveled to Missouri for a weekend away. We made our first stop in Dermont, Arkansas to visit the Amish store. We try to time our trips through Dermont so that we can eat lunch at the deli at the Amish store. They have delicious sandwiches.
On Friday evening, we had supper at the College of the Ozarks. This is a very neat place. The students work on campus to cover the cost of their education. They do not have tuition. What they don’t earn by working, they can gain through grants and scholarships. They have the restaurant, bakery, a hotel, a grist mill, a dairy, and a number of other areas in which to earn money. The food in the restaurant was delicious. They grow their own vegetables and produce their own dairy products. It’s a really neat place. It’s classy.
On Saturday, we drove to Seymore, Missouri to drive through Webster County Amish country. It appears to be a pretty big community there. We love to drive that back roads and see the farms. We passed a McDonalds in Seymore and there was a horse and buggy tied outside. I don’t think we’ve ever seen that before. We laughed as we thought how funny it would be to see a horse and buggy in the drive through. We would have to get a picture for sure and certain.
We were very close to Mansfield, MO, so we drove over to the Baker Creek Seed Company. Unfortunately, they were closed. Since we were in Mansfield, we drove by the Laura Ingalls Wilder home, which we have toured twice. I love Laura and her books and always enjoy visiting the sites where she lived.
We drove back to Ozark, MO where we ate at Lambert’s Cafe. From there we drove back to Branson and attempted to go to the Amish store there, but it was closed. We went to the Branson landing and visited some little shops and then watched the water and light show on the landing. Sunday morning we started home. We picnicked at the visitors center in Lake Village, AR and then travels on home. We have 2 or 3 more trips to make this year if everything works out.
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