Saturday, November 6, 2010

Next stop... Amish Cheese House!

Over Fall break our family spent a few days at a resort at Grand Lake.  We were able to enjoy the hot tub and the kids loved having a few cable channels, since we do not have cable at home.  My 12 year old would have preferred to watch T.V. the entire time we were there.  Sorry, no can do.  Since there really wasn't much to do I had a grand idea! "Let's drive over to Chouteau to the Amish Cheese House to their anniversary celebration!" Davis was not thrilled, David was unbiased and Sophie was siding with Davis.  I was a little worried because it poured down rain the entire 45 min. drive.  I had no idea what we were going to experience.  I was really worried that it was gong to be a big flop.  Much to my surprise, several other people had the same idea.  I was so happy to see the parking lot full.  We were able to enjoy sandwiches w/ homemade bread, homemade chicken noodle soup, and homemade ice cream.  We also got to ride in a horse drawn Amish buggy because the ran stopped for about 30 minutes.  It was a great experience for the whole family.  We even read a small book about the differences between the Amish and Mennonite's.  There were several of both around the store/restaurant working or shopping.  One neat thing I learned about was the different families that will welcome you in to their home for a traditional Amish dinner.  I can't wait to go back and do this one.  If you get a chance stop by the Chouteau Amish Cheese House!


Kayla said...

oh wow! Interesting!! I'd love to go have an Amish meal!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Very cool! I'll have to remember that when I'm in that part of the state!

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. We love it.

I grew up in Chouteau. And, funny fact - I'm still the reigning Miss Chouteau (for 25 years! LOL!) They never had another one.

We've done the meal at an Amish home. It was just awesome.

When my granpa was alive he used to drive the Amish to Pryor or Tulsa when they needed supplies, etc.