The Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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My grandma had today's date specially highlighted on her calendar: it said "CIRCUS!" in her handwriting. She and my grandpa came out to the show in May (North Manchester) when we first came through Indiana and I'm eternally grateful for that. It was bitterly cold that day, but they came anyway, as did my Grandma Masters (on my dad's side), my Aunt Robin, and my cousin Callie. Everyone had a magnificent time and they were all looking forward ...
I know we'd been to Amish Acres about 3 weeks ago, but only managed a couple of hours at that time. So I was delighted when Paul booked an overnight package.
Boy i was so hot and humid when we arrived yesterday afternoon, so it wasn't easy to lug our many bags up a flight of stairs to the floor above. I thought OMG it's not got air con, as the hallway had nothing, but whew relief when we got into our spacious room.
I get to see my mom and my uncle tomorrow in Middlebury. A bright spot in the midst of losing my grandma was that my Uncle Ryan (who lives in Aigua, Uruguay with my Aunt Draupadi) flew in for several weeks and will now actually have a chance to see our show. Bittersweet, but it will be really lovely to see him again before heads back home.
We're taking it all in as it comes and are not looking for deliberate contrasts, but after yesterday's Rock 'n Roll, today we realized we're going through Amish Country, and decided to visit it. Initially, we wanted to visit Lancaster County in Pennsylvania ...
... Hold ups galore adds to the time, so we tried to bypass one long queue of trucks and cars by going miles into and around the countryside which is very picturesque. we were taken with the lovely flower boxes everywhere, plus the hanging pots along town streets.
This hotel is lovely, clean and pretty quiet with just the occasional jet flying overhead.
Tomorrow we venture into Ontario, so must have our passports at the ...