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... to leave, but not before the option of buying some items from their shop in the kitchen - bread, salad dressings, coffee mugs etc. We said a big thankyou to our hosts and headed back towards Arcola. On the previous day Joe had noticed an outlet shopping mall not 10 miles from where we were staying so we made a bee-line for there. We arrived about 3:30pm and were pushed out the door of the last shop after 9pm!!! I bought quite a few things, Joe ...
Happy birthday to my love and my favorite clown, John! We celebrated after the show with wine, junk food, and four episodes of "Girls". A very lovely day which would have only been lovelier if we could have spent it with friends and family back home. But everyone sent John wonderful birthday greetings throughout the entire day, so I know we weren't far from people's thoughts. :)
We were met by Stella an expert on the Amish this morning for a tour around the Amish country. She explained the Amish way of life and pointed out many of their homes.
First stop was Millers Dry Goods....an Amish store that sells all sorts of fabrics, nic nacs and haberdashery. Lucky us.....they were having a sale!!!! Fabrics ranged fro $3-$8 yard. I didn't buy much there. ...
... lollies, chocolates and ice cream. I think everyone bought some. I suggested the honey salted caramel chocolates from last year and they were a hit. The banana splits were also a big hit. Checked into the new Best Western Hotel in Arcola.......100%25 better than last years hotel....not one hint of smoke ;) Big day coming tomorrow with our visit to the ...
... feel like the odd one out because I don't own any. Another article of clothing that is really popular on campus is t-shirts. T-shirts are sold for every conceivable event or cause - pep rallies, sorority and fraternity rushes, breast cancer awareness, Homecoming, renaming of a dining centre... the list is endless.
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