Super 8 Mattoon
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... and after pleasantries we got in our car for a drive. He welcomed questions and we asked whatever came to mind. He confirmed that electricity was not allowed, and that they called us "English". There is also a distinction made with the Mennonites, which are Amish which have adopted modern conveniences. As Marvin guided us around town he pointed out Amish, Mennonite and English farms. We were also shown the community hall, the cemetery and some ...
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. :)
... lots of Amish made quilts and souvenirs for sale. All three shops are run and owned by the Amish.
A short drive down the road and we were in Arthur where we had 2 hours to wander the shops (one street long) for some bargains. I found an old quilt in Yoders Lamps and Antiques so of course I had to have it!!!! It's in great condition...white background with double Irish ...
... 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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