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Amish Trip and First Quiz of the new round

Last week Jason and I were able to sneak away to send the night in Amish country.  Holmes County, an hour and a half from here, has the third largest Amish population in America.  We stopped at a winery for a tastingIMG_6163  before arriving at our very own treehouse! IMG_6167 IMG_6175It was very cool. We called to get the lock code and never saw another soul while we were there, even though there were two other treehouses on the property. As I looked at the book that everyone signs when they stay there I found out that there was money hidden in all the nooks and crannies. Some people found over $14, we only found $1.89, lol.

IMG_6197This was a relatively common sight as was lots of bicyclists on the country highway.  We also made a 10 minute side trip to see the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock IMG_6208which was sort of a bust since it wasn’t working due to the cold or rain BUT we happened upon this gem, IMG_6213a train hotel!  I can’t wait to take Gage back to stay 🙂  IMG_6173We did some furniture shopping and good eatin’ and came home to a sick boy 😦  He’s still battling an ear infection.

I still haven’t gotten the prizes mailed out for he last quiz round but they are sitting here on my desk, waiting for a trip to the post office. I was working on a quiz on the Amish in literature and movies, but think it will work best if we do an open ended quiz for this one.

List up to 5 novels or movies about the Amish.

Sounds easy, right?  I’ll be giving extra points if you guess the same as someone else.  The more people that answer the same thing, the more points you earn.  I’ve got my list of 5 right here, so let’s get started.  Leave your answers as a comment 🙂  I’ll periodically hide them so there’s no temptation to cheat 🙂

 

 

March 2, 2016 - Posted by | Photos, Quizzes

21 Comments »

  1. I have read 3 Amish books from a local author – The Wounded Heart, The Hidden Life, and Herb of Grace. I also saw the movie Witness, with Harrison Ford.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | March 2, 2016 | Reply

    • I forgot to mention that the author of those 3 books is Adina Senft.

      Comment by Lloyd Russell | March 2, 2016 | Reply

  2. So glad to hear you guys had a nice getaway! The treehouse looks so fun and that train hotel. What a find! I bet Gage will love it. Sorry he’s been sick, but that was always my life in winter when I was a kiddo. Ear infections are still my specialty. Hope he’s feeling better by now.

    1. Witness – movie with Harrison Ford
    2. Kate Burkholder mystery series by Linda Castillo (I’m cheating a bit here) – great series by the way – set in Ohio!!! The first one is SWORN TO SILENCE.
    3. PLAIN TRUTH by Jodi Picoult
    4. Amanda Flowers has an Amish mystery series too – can’t think of the first book – PLAIN something….
    5. I read a Christian book a long time ago that I can’t remember the author – REDEEMING SARA CAIN or somthing like that.

    That’s all I’ve got. There was a movie made based on the Kate Burkholder books that starred Neve Campbell. I like it pretty well. Think it was on Lifetime. She didn’t look like my vision of Kate though.

    Comment by Kay | March 2, 2016 | Reply

    • The Amanda Flowers series is set in Ohio too. I think she’s going to be a speaker at the conference I’m going to on Saturday.
      118 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 9, 2016 | Reply

  3. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
    In Plain Sight by Marlayne Giron
    Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
    For Richer or Poorer
    Expecting Amish

    Comment by Vicki | March 2, 2016 | Reply

  4. I love Amish Country. We usually only manage to hit Walnut Creek and Berlin when we up.

    A Plain Death and A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower
    Pray for Silence, Gone Missing, and Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

    Comment by Carol | March 2, 2016 | Reply

    • 127 points! The treehouses were 1 minute past Berlin so you were close 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 9, 2016 | Reply

  5. What a fabulous place to stay! Glad you were able to have a getaway. Cole has his first ear infection.

    Witness(movie)
    Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
    Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
    The Shunning by Beverly Lewis
    Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | March 2, 2016 | Reply

    • 117 points! If he tends to have a lot of ear infections I’d suggest seeing a chiropractor instead of taking antibiotics too often. Email me if you have questions. Only with this last ear infection did I learn how a good chiro may be able to help avoid future, more serious issues.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 9, 2016 | Reply

  6. Movies: 1. Witness with Harrison Ford
    Books: Linda Castillo series with Kate Burkholder–individual titles, hmm..2. After the Storm, 3. Sworn to Silence, don’t remember the other titles but I read all of them 🙂
    Thanks, Stacy. My family used to visit Lancaster County in lower central PA when we lived in NY. Was always a delight, but gee, no treehouses there!

    Comment by Rita @ View From My Home | March 3, 2016 | Reply

    • 79 points! When I was into tracing my genealogy I found out that not that many generations ago we were Mennoites from Lancaster County. One day I’d love to visit to do some research. In about 20 years when I’ve got Gage settled into life, lol!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 9, 2016 | Reply

  7. Sounds like you had a nice little break! So hard to come back to a sick kiddo, though. 😦

    Let’s see here …
    Witness
    Devil’s Playground
    Levi’s Will by Dale Cramer
    Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark
    The Shunning by Beverly Lewis

    Comment by Word Lily | March 6, 2016 | Reply

    • 107 points!
      Sick kids always take some of the fun out of a getaway.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 10, 2016 | Reply

  8. How fun!! It sounds like you had a nice time, Stacy. I wouldn’t mind staying there someday. 🙂

    Comment by Literary Feline | March 7, 2016 | Reply

  9. Witness (Harrison Ford movie), Linda Castillo series, Plain Truth by Jodi Picout, Kingpin (comedy about Amish bowler), Amanda Fowler series.

    Comment by stacybuckeye | March 9, 2016 | Reply

  10. […] Last week’s Amish Quiz. […]

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  11. wow, a tree house and a train motel. what a fun place.

    Comment by theriverdaughterkj | March 11, 2016 | Reply


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