Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

Lehman's

One of the buildings at Lehman's with painted animals

An Amish farm next door to our campground in the morning mist

Same farm

Behind Miller's Dry Goods in Charm, OH

Chicken?

Bob and the really big horse

Oreo, what a perfect name


Sunday is a pretty quiet day in this area but of course Walmart was open so we went there for a few supplies and spent the rest of the day being lazy and soaking in a little of the sunshine and pleasant weather. On Monday we hit a few of the tourist attractions, one was Lehman’s, in Kidron, OH. This was originally called Lehman’s Hardware but has now evolved into so much more that they now just call it Lehman’s. It was an amazing place to visit, definitely worth the drive. It was started in 1955 and has been added to so many times you can get lost in the winding rooms. Mixed in with all the new products antique items are on display. There is an entire room of oil lamps and replacement parts for them as well as toys, kitchenware, books, wood and gas stoves and reproductions of antique appliances that look old but are state of the art. They have a catalog and web site and ship old fashion, non-electric merchandise all over the world. Right behind Lehman’s was a large quilt store that I just had to stop at. Our next stop was Wooster, OH where we stopped at the Everything Rubbermaid store. After that short trip we went back to the cheese store and bakery that we went to on Friday and bought more good stuff to eat. We stopped at another antique mall nearby and had a late lunch at the Farmstead, a large Amish style restaurant. After a really long day we went back to the campground to enjoy the indoor hot tub. The campground was very crowded over the weekend so we avoided the hot tub area but now that the campground has emptied out we had it all to ourselves. On Tuesday we started out with a short list of places to see and managed to see them all and a few more. One place on our list was Miller’s Dry Goods store in Charm, OH, a quilt and fabric store. We also stopped at Hershberger’s Truck Patch and Bakery, a produce stand selling flowers, vegetables and home baked goods. We had a light lunch there and of course we ended up buying more good food to take home, including a small strawberry rhubarb pie. There is a petting zoo there so we also got to check out some cute little animals and a really big horse. On the way back to the campground we stopped at the antique mall we were at on Monday so I could buy an antique bead loom I had seen. I had talked myself out of it on Monday but decided that I really needed it after all. We are really enjoying our week in Amish Country.



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