Thursday, September 15, 2011


Wednesday, September 14 – We were off to visit Elkhart today. We had one goal…find Paul a chair!!! We had a list of several places to visit courtesy of the campground and our friends, Connie and Kenny.

OH NO…Marsha spotted another one of those Elks.

Rooted From The Heart


After spending most of the day looking for chairs, we decided to just do a bit of sightseeing. We stopped at the Old Bag Factory.


Goshen's historic Old Bag Factory, built in 1896, is now home to producing artists, antiques, specialty shops and cafés.

Since 1984, this century-old setting has provided a strong foundation for today's artists and shopkeepers. Here the old and the new blend together to preserve the best of the past and all the best of the present.

We enjoyed walking around the old building. There are many business that are just now moving in.

After all this work, we were starved. We follow Paul and Margery of Living Our Dream, who recommended eating at South Side Soda Shop in Goshen. It was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. 


Built in the early 1900s the building was originally opened as a grocery store in 1910. In the 1940s the original Bastian Blessings soda fountain was installed where it still remains, serving sodas, shakes, malts, and floats.


The South Side Soda Shop continues the tradition of a fifties diner, offering home cooked recipes with a friendly face.



They are known for the Chili and Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, so we had an order of each. YUMMMMMY!

There Chili comes in a soda glass…homemade noodles on the bottom, chili, toped with onions, cheese and sour cream.

The staff was so friendly. When you are in the area, stop by and have a delicious meal.

After a very cool day, we were treated to a dynamite evening sky.

Oh by the way….ZERO on finding Paul a chair. As they say, "There is always tomorrow."

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. We missed that diner when we were there. Must make a return trip. We got Jim's chair at Bradd and Hall but they are pretty expensive. He loves his chair and wouldn't trade it for anything.

  2. We ate there when we were in Goshen for the rally last year. Been to the bag factory, pretty cool place. Nice quilt shop there.

  3. Chili in a soda class??noodles?? Thats a new one for us.

  4. That chili looked pretty awesome! I'll definitely put that place on my list if we ever get to Goshen!

  5. Chili and noodles in a soda glass. Different, but sounds delicious, especially with the cheese and onions.

  6. We didn't try the chili but the cheese steak sandwich was wonderful. I'm a huge fan of chocolate sodas so I don't think my psyche and taste buds could make the transition to chili in a soda glass.LOL

    Considering how much use a chair gets in a motor home, you'll be happy you spent the time searching for just the right one. We wish you success in your hunt.


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