Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Indiana Amish Country

Middlebury, IN   High 74  Low 57

We were exhausted when we arrived at the KOA and I told Jim that I was not going to cook dinner. I think he really liked that idea cause that meant we could find an Amish restaurant. We went to the Blue Gate. Jim had meatloaf and I had their broasted chicken. We were almost too tired to eat but that meant we got to bring half of it home for lunch.


Tuesday morning found us still in recovery mode. But by early afternoon we were finally able to find enough energy to go exploring.



Our first stop was Country Lane Bakery. We have gone to Rise N Roll in the past but I had read such good things about the Country Lane that we decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did. The bakery is small and it was packed. We visited with a couple from about 200 miles north in Michigan who make weekly trips to the bakery because they love the food. Everybody in there seemed to be repeat customers and a lot of local folks.


We got a cinnamon roll with caramel frosting, a pecan roll, a blueberry turnover and a loaf of honey oatmeal bread. Everything is wonderful.



After the bakery we headed to a cheese shop. We’re going to see our friend Linda when we get closer to DC and she asked us to bring her some cheese. Since I don’t eat cheese, I turned Jim loose. He ended up with some pepper jack and some cheddar. But I found a jar of their peanut butter spread that is made with marshmallow creme.


After a quick stop at the grocery store, we headed home to get ready for dinner.

We met up with Pat and Polly, neighbors of ours in Apache Junction, at Das Essenhaus. They were willing to drive from South Bend over to have dinner with us because of our time restrictions with Rocky. This time Jim had broasted chicken and I had noodles and mashed potatoes. Great fun catching up with good friends. We’ll see them again in a couple of months.


We’re keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence. Not sure if it will impact our visit to Virginia or not. Our prayers go out to all those in her path that they are safe.


  1. All those goodies sound so good and I bet the cheese's are fabulous.

  2. Don't be in a hurry to go on to Virginia. Dave showed he a hurricane map today and it's going to cover a lot of territory and will probably have a huge aftermath. They already had storms in the mountains causing flooding so they are not starting out in a good place.

  3. Nothing quite like good Amish cooking and the broasted chicken is my all time favourite. Keep and eye on Florence you just never know.

  4. That KOA is where we spend our time in the area because they make certain you are comfortable and not having problems.
    Eating at Das Essenhaus can be habit forming and change your waste line forever.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. Amish food! How can you not love it? I'm sure I have a few extra pounds on me from visits to Amish restaurants.

  6. That is a great area that we just left a few weeks ago:)


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