Monday, May 27, 2013

The Windmill; Penn Yan, New York

Today I spent time with good friends in Penn Yan, New York.

Todays visit to Penn Yan had a real purpose. A dear friends mom had left three quilts in an Amish shop to be hand quilted. This was over a year ago and she was so excited to get the call that they were finished. It was a beautiful day for a ride and the quilts were simply beautiful. Now the only task for her is to bind them and she is ready for the task.
The Windmill itself is a marketplace full of vendors who sell every kind of meal, ice cream, food and or craft. We had a wonderful lunch and the most wonderful ice cream for desert and then walked around to see some of the wonderful shops.
People were just happy to walk around, or sit at a picnic table and enjoy the sun.

Shops filled with scarves, aprons, pot holders, towels, baby items and every kind of wine bag/gift bag and tote bags. There were cork screw people to hang as art,
pots, pans, shoes and boots made into lamps, bird houses and anything you can imagine.
Canned pickles, relishes, mustard's, ketchup's and all those summer picnic goodies.
Hats, scarfs, jewelry and all kinds of items to appeal to the fine ladies.
Plants of all kinds and fresh produce.
Several different Amish bakeries. Yes I brought home a pumpkin whip cream roll. It is a holiday you know and we needed another desert.
Gourmet coffee's and spices.
And last but not least the fun we had just spending a few minutes laughing and playing with this vendor's rubber ducks. Just when you think you can't have any more fun with good friends and family along comes a booth of rubber ducks. I'll leave it to your imagination.
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday. Yes the true meaning of the day was celebrated at the Windmill too, including a stand still moment of silence for all of our fallen soldiers who have given us the freedom to be a part of this country. I hope everyone has had a great day and as summer has officially started, stays safe and enjoys themselves.

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