“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Report from Amish Country
Monday, February 16, 2009

We are in north-central Ohio, at a great lodge in the woods called The Inn at Honey Run, as our daughter attends a night and day of classes at the nearby College of Wooster, which she is considering for college next year.

The only room they had available was the EXECUTIVE SUITE, which is a shame because it is, oh, I don't know, 700 square feet with a sweeping, private balcony overlooking the woods and a private kitchen and wireless Internet and a big fireplace with REAL wood to burn ... and we lounge in front of this while watching the snow fall outside. Harsh, awful conditions, let me assure you. Oh,and since this is the Midwest, it's costing us like $12.31 for the night! Man, things are cheap in this part of the world.

LEARNED FACT: Amish country attracts older tourists who think nothing of budging in the food line. Carol and I are the coolest, youngest folk here. Others have mistaken us for celebrities. I have not corrected them.
LEARNED FACT: Amish food = no garlic.
LEARNED FACT: It is okay for men to wear sweatshirts to a nice restaurant for dinner in north-central Ohio, but you must check your Ohio State baseball cap at the door.
LEARNED FACT: The Amish of Ohio grow and roast the world's best pistachio nuts. They're so fresh they're more green than brown.

NEXT STOP: The Everything Rubbermaid store in downtown Wooster. My wife has a fetish for organizational and storage things.

I will try to "contain" my excitement.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog! And I'm going to pass it along today to my husband and his family since most of them live in Wooster, Ohio. Are they Amish? I don't know, are they?
Your pal always,

February 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that town rhyme with "Rooster" or with that town in Massachusetts, "Worcester"?

February 16, 2009 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy Grey said...

I want some of those pistachios!

February 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Scott: It's a short double-sound, as in wood.

February 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

of course I meant "double-o"

February 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

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