Amish Blessings in Shipshewana

If you are searching for life’s meaning or floundering in a spiritual abyss, then you may find the answers you seek in Shipshewana.  If ever a people demonstrated a great relationship with the Almighty, the Amish bike riders and carriage drivers here do just that.  That any one of them lives to maturity seems a miracle. 

Forest laden log trucks, frustrated RV drivers (because the road that their GPS wants to take is closed) and tourists sugar high on Amish confections barrel along the two lane highways here seemingly oblivious to the human and horse powered vehicles sharing the shoulder with them.  In what seems a remarkable display of faith, the Amish here serenely navigate the roadsides around Shipshewana confident that they are protected.  From the carriage windows, radiant children’s faces beam out at passing drivers oblivious to any danger. They obviously possess a  level of belief that even a bible belt raised person like myself has rarely witnessed.

If you decide to become Amish based on my recommendation, please, please be sure and learn how they cook.  Then if you don’t mind, I would love an invite for dinner.  I will even bring some fresh hay for your horses!

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About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

4 Replies to “Amish Blessings in Shipshewana”

  1. Jim & Sandy Dukeman says: Reply

    Wonderful country, we grew up with a large settlement of Amish in Central Illinois. Wonderful folks, can’t pay them any thing on Sunday but you can pick up at most places and bring the money back on Monday. They are very polite and easy to get along with, but if you make one of them mad or do them wrong, the entire settlement is against you. We have many friends back home that we really appreciate and every now and then the buggy drivers go to sleep and the horse automatically takes them to their front yard. Problem is that the horse does not know how to check traffic and will make a left turn right in front of a car or truck. Needles to say the results and not good. Thanks for sharing and those gals can really cook and it does NOT come from a BOX either. ;>))) Safe Travels GOD BLESS

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You are so right. We enjoyed everyone we met there and they treated us very well. I can see that sleeping and buggy driving would be disastrous. Thanks for keeping up with us!

  2. James & Jane Williams says: Reply

    We love going to Amish Country.
    We’ll be curious how your frig does after its upgrade.

    After a new cooling unit last summer, we had ongoing issues this summer. Had it on 9 and still not cold. Finally switched to propane and it worked perfectly.
    Hopefully we can find someone to work on it this fall.

    Happy travels….love your posts.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      So sorry to hear that you are still having problems keeping food cold. I sure hope you find a solution this fall. We will keep you posted on our upgrade.
      Storm and I are hoping to see you both this winter/spring to hit some more 4 wheel drive trails. We will be in touch as we firm up our plans.
      Thanks and safe travels to you too!

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