Monday, March 05, 2018

AMISH ON BICYCLES AND WE ATE AT YODERS

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MORNING WALK ON THE PROPERTY WE ARE STAYING AT

Kelly headed off to the Station 400 restaurant to meet Leslie and Peter for breakfast this morning.  I stayed home with Pheebs and was able to finally get the interior front end of our coach all spiffed up.  A lot of desert dust had settled on the dash these past few months and this morning while it was still cool I figured it would be a good time to get at that job.  Nice to have everything shiny and sparkly again.  I even found a speedometer under all that dust.

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I WAS TRYING OUT SOME FURNITURE RENOVATIONS THIS MORNING BUT ENDED UP PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK THE WAY I HAD IT……..WHICH ISN’T THIS PHOTO

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Kelly was home around 2 and after a rest we headed over to Aunt Jeans with a stop at Home Depot to pick up 4 bags of mulch.  Three of those 4 bags I put on Jean’s front flower bed.  Twenty minutes later we we were in the Speedy Gonzales Mobile headed for Yoders Amish Village.  Well we were in Amish country alright except that it was in the middle of Sarasota Florida.  No horses of course but I have never seen so many Amish people on bicycles.  They were everywhere. 

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WE SAW A LOT OF 3 WHEELER BIKES PLUS A FEW WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS

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WITH SARASOTA’S MAD MAX TRAFFIC CHAOS JEAN SAID THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES IN THIS AREA…AND I’M NOT SURPRISED

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Yoders Amish Village is a superb Amish restaurant that has been around for a long time.  Jean remembers going there many decades ago and wanted to take us out for supper.  Reminds me of Anna Mae's in Millbank Ontario.  And like Anna Mae’s it was the broasted type chicken I had.  Jean had potatoe ham soup and Kelly opted for the Smoked BBQ chicken.  Kelly and I both polished ourselves off with chocolate cream pie too.  All of us really enjoyed our meal.

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LATE AFTERNOON SUPPER LINE-UPS ARE LONG THIS TIME OF YEAR AT YODERS…..RIGHT OUT THE DOOR IN FACT

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KELLY HOLDS OUR PLACE IN LINE WHILE JEAN AND I HOLD DOWN A BENCH NEAR BY

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AUNT JEAN WHIPS OUT HER CELL PHONE AND CALLS HER FRIEND PAT….’HEY HOW’S IT GOING EH’

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THAT’S THE CHECK-OUT’ CASHIER OVER THERE AND 2 TAKE-OUT WINDOWS…..THIS IS A BUSY PLACE!!!

Must say my 90 year old Aunt Jean is probably one of the best drivers I’ve ever driven with.  She slices through that Sarasota traffic like a hot knife through butter.  But then again she’s been doing this for about the past  50 years or so.  Being one of the locals she has helped set the fast race car pace which out of town tourists had better adjust to pretty fast or they will be speedily run over.  Aunt Jean’s reflexes in traffic are that of a Mario Andretti.  Nice to be in the hands of a competent driver:))

DSC02108LOOKS LIKE THERE’S SOME DEEP ‘FOOD THINKING’ GOING ON OVER THERE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

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THOSE MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY WERE EXCELLENT AS WAS THE BROASTED CHICKEN

DSC02110TEXAS TOAST DON’T GOT NUTHIN OVER ON AMISH GARLIC BREAD

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OF COURSE DOWN HERE IN THE STATES WHERE FOOD PORTIONS ARE BIGGER WE ALWAYS HAVE LOTS OF LEFT'- OVERS TO TAKE  HOME

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RARE FOR KELLY AND I TO EAT DESERT IN A RESTAURANT BUT TODAY WAS AN EXCEPTION

Now folks not to worry, I am not turning this into a foody blog.  In a couple days we will be on our way north and it may be a long time before you see any food pictures in my blog again.

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AND THIS IS WHERE AUNT JEAN LIVES

GROANER’S CORNER:((  The art-supply store sold artists' canvas by the yard. It came in either of two widths: 36 inches or 48 inches.  Customer: "Can you please cut some canvas for me?"  Clerk: "Certainly, what width?"  Customer: (confused and slightly annoyed) "Scissors?"

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A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing as to which profession was older.  "Well," argued the doctor, "without a physician mankind could not have survived, so I am sure that mine is the oldest profession."  "No," said the engineer, "before life began there was complete chaos, and it took an engineer to create some semblance of order from this chaos. So engineering is older."  "But," chirped the triumphant politician, "who do you suppose created the chaos in the first place?"

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6 comments:

  1. Don't think you'll ever be competition for George in the foo blog department. You know you will have to change that southwestern decor in your MH if you start traveling to Florida for the winter.

    Glad Aunt Jean is doing great and you three are having fun!

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  2. Eating is one of my most favorite pastimes.

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  3. I think one of those 3 wheelers is in my future. I like that they might now come with a small motor. I love to ride a bike but I am too afraid of falling and with my two artificial hips that is not a good idea

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  4. You are still having great time with Aunt Jean touring around and Yoders is a wonderful restaurant, that broasted chicken really got my taste buds going, (thanks for that picture) probably won't get it again until we get back to Anna Mae's In Milbank.

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  5. Hi Al I don't comment much but today had me laughing, I know WHY the traffic there is such a mess...I used to live in NYC and many people from New York City move to Florida to retire! You just described NYC traffic. Stop lights are only a couple blocks apart but drivers can get their vehicles up to 60 in a few short blocks, then stomp the brake or hit the gas to make the next light! Flower beds look great.

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  6. I never knew this was there! We have friends who own a condo in Sarasota, but they never mentioned it..Looks like a "must see!"

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