Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, June 15

We began the day with overcast skies. First stop was Elkins Sewing Center. We saw a pattern that we liked in their window last night so we had to stop before we left town. We spent well over an hour there - nice store and friendly people!

Then the journey. Ray wanted to travel some back roads and scenic byways. In West Virginia, we drove highways 33, 79, and 50. Not a lot of traffic and the weather turned partly cloudy and began getting warmer.

Second stop was Parkersburg Sewing and Quilting Center in Parkersburg, WV. Another nice store with super nice people. One of the clerks said we should visit the Amish Country in Berlin, Ohio, when we had a chance. That is supposedly the second largest Amish community. She suggested we call her at the shop and she would tell us where to stay, eat, shop, etc! We asked about lunch and she sent us to Mary B's and told us to be sure to have a dinner roll. Wonderful lunch and the dinner rolls were fresh, warm, and about 4 times the size of a regular dinner roll!

Back on the road, we finally made it into Ohio by the middle of the afternoon! Still on the scenic byways, we drove highways 339, 550, and 33 to Lancaster, OH., where we are tonight. It has been relaxing on the back roads and scenic although we didn't take pictures!

The motel clerk suggested Billy Crickets for dinner. We had Pennsylvania Steak Salad ~ lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cheese, hot pieces of steak, and hot waffle fries with a sweet/sour poppyseed dressing. Perfect for a light summer dinner (lunch was late and the temperature is above 90).


  1. Actually, the Holmes-Tuscarawas-Wayne county area in OH is the largest Amish-Mennonite population in the world. You will find many excellent quilt shops here, along with several benefit auctions that sell beautifully stitched quilts. Please come back and visit us some day.

    Bruce Stambaugh

  2. Thanks for the info. We hope to visit that area soon!



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