Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~Yesirrreee~

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. 







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