Saturday we were off early to Keim Lumber Company which closed at noon. It is a favorite touring stop and is located in a little settlement appropriately named Charm. Keim covers everything from traditional lumber and hardware stuff to knickknacks for the home . . . . and an exotic wood shop! I didn't take pictures of the usual paraphernalia, but I did spend some time photoing the exotics!
Another significant stop was Zink's Fabric Warehouse where the Amish shop for their cloth. Around the edges of the big depository were stacks and stacks of a variety of shades and hues . . . of black, grey, and blue! There were some standard bright fabrics in the mix, and the prices were very good! Shopping in Charm was all very interesting even if it was our 4th time around in 4 years!
There was other tempting shopping in other small settlements along our drive, and we saw that the Amish have a bit of a sense of humor. I really wanted to go in for a closer look at this store and the bicycle ice cream cart - but it was closed. Read the sign, below.
During all this shopping we took time out to return to the campground, gather with others and head off for Gerber's Poultry Inc. where we bought chicken lunches and ate outside in the parking lot! It was better than KFC!
Mid afternoon was devoted to getting ready for the pot luck dinner and evening games. The sun was out brightly, the temperature edged to the upper 50's, and we found ourselves enjoying the camping weather and sitting outside.
All that was left was the evening festivities and I will pack all of that into another episode -- later!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown