Tuesday, August 30, 2011


It's official...  A vacation is in the near future.  When I met Gary 10 years ago, he was living in Chesterton, Indiana. 
 I was in awe of this magical place.  It had long bike trails, huge antique shops, one of the biggest libraries I'd ever seen, and ...  

Wait for it...  

Once a year ~ The Wizard of Oz Parade right outside of his front door.  Yes, I came to find out that Chesterton, Indiana was home of a yearly festival from my very favorite childhood movie.  And so...  just about every year we relive this magic and travel out to Indiana.  Click HERE to see what I'm talking about.

Then it's on to Berlin, Ohio... Amish Country.  We always stayed at Donna's Chalet in the woods for some real R&R and some of the best Amish food ever!  There's plenty to do with craft stores, antique stores, Amish markets, etc.  This time we're trying something different.  We are staying HERE. It's in the same area, just a different place. 

I'm pretty excited.  

And now...  some past photo's of Chesterton good times...

We rode our bikes everywhere.
Here we had just rode to an art show downtown and were resting...   

We had breakfast with the Munchkins and look
 who I had my picture taken with...  

When we first met...
 I loved browsing through the antique shops.
We had fun goofing off in the antique markets.
Does this guy scare ya?
Beautiful Lake Michigan.  On a clear day you can see Chicago...
Dear Diary,
The bugs are gone.  Mom picked them off and drown them in something called Dawn.  She still checks me every night though.  I'm thinking that Stop-drop-and roll is my middle name.  She says I've become clingy lately.   'Gracie, really...  give me some space.'  BOL.  Yea, Mom..  give me some space.  Gracie. 


  1. Wow! What a great looking getaway! I loved looking at your past pictures and the link you provided. You both have had quite a busy year and this looks like just the place to rest and enjoy God's beautiful world.
    Gracie, you look marvelous! Sweet dreams tonight! BOL
    M. Lane

  2. Woof! Woof! Have a wonderful time. It close to us ... maybe next time you can see us from Lake Michigan. BTW Love the name of the place Honey RUN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
    FYI: win something for Gracie. Its Tasty Tuesday on my blog today n there's a giveaway. check it out. Golden Woofs

  3. Mister would be jealous as he loves TWoO too. You are gonna have a great time and how great does that inn look??!!!! Boy is Gracie gonna be mad when she finds out she's not going too!!

  4. Oh, I just know you are going to have a great get away! Is.. ah.. um.. Gracie going to have to have a sitter? Ooh, she's a-gonna get upset! Have a great time and don't worry about any tantrum stuff, till you get home, ha ha.

  5. It's late and I need to get to bed so I'll come back tomorrow to check out that Wizard of Oz Festival. It's intriguing to me that it's not in Kansas. I'd love to visit Amish country. Have fun on your vacation!

  6. The place you will be staying at looks wonderful! But I love anything with the name Honey in it! It seems large and romantic! How long will you be gone? I know you will have so much fun!!

  7. The Wizard of Oz is fun!! A group of ladies from our Church went and saw a local production of it last summer, and we had a blast......

    Those pics are so cool! Each one of you and Gary as a couple are so sweet....y'all make a cute couple!

    I got to walk right beside Lake Michigan when I went to Chicago in 2008.... wow! It's BIG!!!!

    I love you Gracie, I wish I could give you a hug after all the humiliating Dawn treatments.. hehe.


  8. Looks like loads of fun! Then and NOW:) Can't wait to hear all about the trip! Enjoy your day dear Bobbi! Gracie, no more bugs for you girlfriend, HUGS!

  9. Oooh......Sounds like a very fun get a way! Gracie, so glad the buggies are gone! Puppy kisses, Miss Mindy

  10. Woof! Woof! Its ME again ... CHICAGO. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. Hi Bobbi, I remember your wonderful photos of Amish country from last year!... would love to visit there! I hope you have a fabulous time, you so deserve it! Gracie, I am so happy the bugs are gone! Puppy kisses from Tessy!... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. I am so jealous Bobbi, in a good way, enjoy this special time together, hope you take lots more photos.
    I adore the header photo of you and Gracie. She is so precious, and yes please tell her just how precious she is. You know she has all of us here in blogland wrapped around her little finger. ~grin~

  13. What a b-u-t-fur place for a va-k-shun! Of course, Gracie, you will be goin', right? If not, find da most expensive shoe you can and......pee in it!

  14. Bobbi what beautiful pictures and commentary..have a wonderful trip.

    Gracie I'm so glad to bugs are gone from your gorgeous white furs...hugs from your BFFF,

  15. "Memories - - - etched across the pages of my mind" - - - who sang that anyway?
    Trips down Memory Lane are usually delightful - - glad yours was, too!

  16. That sounds like a great trip! I hope you had a great time!


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