Thursday, September 13, 2012


Monday, September 10 – When we got out of bed this morning, it was 44* F on the thermometer. Fall is definitely here, and it's getting close to “heading south” time. Turned on the over-head heat pump to take the chill out of the motor home. We really like the heat pump feature in our air conditioner. Most of the time (when temperature is 41* or above) that's all the heat we need. If it is too cold outside, the heat pump feature doesn't work....just not enough warmth in the air.
We met fellow bloggers Margery and Paul of Living our Dream for lunch this afternoon at the Der Dutchman Amish Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Der Dutchman

Der Dutchman walkway

This is in the heart of Amish country, here in Ohio, and we enjoyed seeing the beautiful countryside, gorgeous farms, the Amish in their buggies, and several Amish farmers working their fields with teams of horses. What an amazing group of hard working people.

Amish country

amish farmer

Margery and Paul are staying in Amish country, one of their favorite stops. They've been relaxing in the country for several weeks and will be heading to Pittsburg (their former hometown) soon, to visit family and friends. Interesting note from Marsha…Margery and Paul's blog is the first one she EVER read and followed. She was so happy to meet them in person.

We had a great lunch and an even better visit with friends Margery and Paul. We hope to see them in the near future, somewhere down the road.

Paul, Margery, Marsha and PaulUs with Margery and Paul

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


  1. nice to meet up with the first 'bloggers' in your blogroll!..
    beautiful shots of the Amish countryside!!!

  2. Your header photo gives me a whole new concept of the term "outstanding in his field". Cool...literally, huh?

  3. We got up this morning to 50. So we turned on the fireplace. Isn't it great to have these things that just take the slight chill off?

    We found you just can't beat the food served at lots of Amish places.

  4. ooooooo. . .I love the new header pic. . .so pretty. ..looks like a postcard.

    Aren't Margery and Paul just the sweetest folk. . .we met them several years ago when they came through Houston. . .and have stayed in touch since. Hoping to meet up with them again next summer. . .Lord willing!

    Stay warm, (seems weird to say after the summer we've had. . .LOL)


  5. I need to put that area of Ohio on our wishlist. We did Amish country in Pennsylvania a few years ago but only over a weekend. I've always wanted to go back.

  6. The Amish country is definitely beautiful. So green!
    Guess you haven't closed on the house yet since you talked about using the heat pump in your motorhome?

  7. Another Tiffin blog to follow ... thanks.

  8. Thanks for clearing up the fact that wasn't Paul in your header photo tilling the fields behind that team of horses. I thought he'd gone 'full Amish' on us.

  9. Sounds like time to get out of Ohio to me. We will be in Dayton this weekend to pick our bike up and go to the granddaughters 8th birthday.

  10. We just love that area and really like the pies they sell at that restaurant!

  11. Isn't it great to follow someone's blog then be able to meet them? We have met some of the nicest people while on the road.

  12. We will start following their blog

  13. We just stayed in Berlin Ohio, Just this week. We arrived Sunday Sept 9th and left Thursday Sept 13th. Camped at Scenic Hills Rv.
    We visited Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek and Mt. Hope. Ate at every eatery we could find.
    Amazing we did not see you guys there. maybe we did?
    Wish I had read this post sooner.
    We enjoyed it.


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