Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel
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... play area in the museum to keep the kids engaged while Lulu and Mark soaked in the museum's displays.
We learned at the Menno-Hof not to take pictures of the locals so we didn't, but there is always Google Images here to get an idea.
We drove from Chicago yesterday, along really busy highways, so by the time we got to the hotel in Elkhart, we were pooped. Plus there was a time change putting the clock forward an hour, so we were way past our lunch time too!
So once at the hotel, we found a place that served grilled sandwiches. the first I've had in ages. They're nearly always bread rolls ala Subway style!.
We'd seen the brochures for Amish Acres, ...
Paired with an emergency landing in Seattle on the way home due to a passenger having a stroke and heart attack on board (thank god for doctors on board, the passenger survived), and arriving in Chicago to hear about the Malaysian Airline flight being shot down in Ukraine
To finally making it home and surprising my parents successfully, reuniting with family members and nephews, meeting two nephews for the first time and witnessing one of them being baptized ...
... so much when I had to change trains at Grand Central Station on NY.
So, with that said, I simply had to visit the New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart.
The Museum was founded in 1987 and preserves both the local and national railroad heritage. Elkhart is a natural home for the museum; its railyard is among America's largest. You start out ...
... on display. From the 1915 Model T with Telescoping Compartments to the Fleetwood Bounder prototype. The variety of styles, size and materials was pretty impressive. They even had the "1931 Chevy Housecar" that Paramount Pictures had built especially for Mae West, to travel back and forth between her home or hotel and the movie set ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBlue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel
The property was currently undergoing new management and some changes. Due to the changes the indoor waterpark was closed. Other then that the hotel was very nice. One elevator was not in working condition. The staff was very nice and the breakfast was one of the best I have ever seen. The hostess came out and explained and helped my 6 year old on how to make a perfect waffle and she even gave him a small green ninja to take care of.
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