Last week, for the first time since December, we went on vacation. Believe it or not, we hadn’t left our house for the night since Christmastime. Yes, we’d had plans for a family trip in March, but we all know what happened then …
We spent a few days this week in Amish Country, Ohio. We rented a gorgeous cabin (and by cabin, I mean cute cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) and got away from it all. And not only was it a great way to spend B’s birthday, but I was able to keep up my running streak!
It was so nice to have a change of scenery this week. We arrived in town on Saturday and stayed through Monday. So Sunday and Monday, I was able to get in a run along the Holmes County Trail, a paved path that runs all through the county and is closed to automotive vehicles. Instead, it’s for bikes, walkers, runners and HORSE AND BUGGIES. So yes, I ran with the Amish horse and buggies! Which was a pretty amazing experience.
Here is a look at the full week:
And some pics from our trip:
A sub-10-min-mile run for me! With this in the distance.
AND cows. I never see cows where I live!
SO peaceful. (though I admit, it was also a little creepy for some reason? I kept worrying someone was going to jump out from the woods or corn or plants at me)
I have to admit, we’ve been really cautious since this all started. We have not been seeing many people. We still order groceries online. I haven’t even been in Target! (thank goodness for curbside … though I may need to run in when we start to get low on wipes again) I haven’t gotten a haircut. And I was nervous about going away. But we brought Clorox wipes, wiped everything down, and stayed to ourselves in our own cabin. We ordered takeout, ate in our cabin or outside (for a picnic) and didn’t have to stop at any rest stops along the way. It was such a great trip and SO needed!
Some questions for you:
- Have you ever seen Amish people?
- Have you gone on vacation since this all started?