I really had fun giving a tour on Saturday with three ladies–two sisters and their mom. While Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota were experiencing a snow storm, we had a little rain to contend with, but not enough to dampen our spirits to enjoy the Amish tour. While on the tour we found out another Amish wedding is going to take place on the 18th of this week. A young Amish man that I have become acquainted with the past few years is getting married. He has purchased an old farm along our route. It has been interesting the see the progress he is making on his property from building a small barn to installing new windows and painting the outside of the house. It is going to be a cute little farm for this young Amish couple.
Also, another Amish family is heading to Mexico by Amtrak to seek medical attention for a few days. Hopefully, they will have safe travels and will find the help that they need. Since the Amish around here do not carry health insurance it is more affordable for them to seek medical help in Mexico and they will probably enjoy some nice weather while they are down south.
For those who have enjoyed a treat at the Amish farmers market, they will be closing for the season next weekend. I will miss the world’s best sugar cookies, frosted banana bars, raised-glazed donuts, cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls, and their monster cookie bars. In addition to the delicious treats, I will miss visiting with the young ladies that work at the market. They are always greet you with a smile and enjoy visiting, too.
Bluffscape Amish Tours will have a few schedule changes as well. I had advertised tours for Friday, but something has come up and I’m unable to keep Friday’s tours scheduled. Saturday, November 20th, I may be only able to offer a 1:30 tour. If you are interested in going on a tour, please call our number on the website to check for available tours. There will be no tours on Thanksgiving weekend, as we are all off for the holiday. We are offering one more special tour on Saturday, December 4th at 10 a.m. After the 4th we will be done for the season. Before you know it, March will be here and it will be time to start another Amish Tour season!