Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just Like the Olden Days

Our last stop in the Amana Colonies was the High Amana General Store.  It is a fabulous blend of old and new, fully operational, a living piece of history!

 There are many items made right in the Colonies from must about every category that comes to mind.
 You can even stop and play a game of checkers!  Our kids were carrying the treasures we had purchased for them at a morning garage sale in Middle Amana that day, but they were in for a real treat...
 Ice cold bottles of soda pop!  Something our children had never had before.  They thought it was so neat when the clerk popped the caps for them! The Millstream Brewery in Amana is home to several flavors of beer and soda.  Mark had cream soda, the kids sampled the root beer, while I ordered black cherry.  We drank it at our picnic lunch on the way home.  It was really good!
So many places weren't open on our visit....if we had gone a week later, they would have been.........the church, the Communal Kitchen & Cooper Shop, the Blacksmith Shop, Hahn's Hearth Oven definitely warrants another trip south.  Our family loved the Amanas and encourages you to check it out for yourself!
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.--Psalm 25: 4-5


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