You can't see them, but there were three adorable little girls wearing black bonnets in the buggy. They were probably ages 1, 3, and 5.
As I drove along in Arcola (and Arthur, IL) I passed many horses and buggies alongside the road. I always slowed down; I was afraid the traffic would spook the horses. I also saw many Amish ride bicycles. Some of the bicycles were curious looking - I wish I could have gotten a picture - the pedals for the legs were up near where handlebars normally are.
2. This next picture is taken of my daughter in an Amish Whole Foods Store. I loved this place! If you like organic foods, this is the place to come. There were all kinds of pasta products, different flours and grains, spices, and candies! Oh, my. I wanted it all! The cool thing is I found out that you can order from them and they will ship to you. I will be ordering soon!
Also, at the store, was a selection of stuffed animals. Malia had to have this cow:
because she said it was smiling. How many smiling stuffed cows does a person normally see? Yes, the cow came home with us!
4. Here is a picture of the road I take every day to go to work. Actually, my favorite is the view from the other side -- heading back home! -- but I thought I would share this with you.
5. My favorite thing this week is that I am now all caught up at work from my vacation! I love the feeling of relief when you don't have anything hanging over your head. I plan to relax this weekend.