Michiana 2015

Michiana is a region in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan centered on the city of South Bend, Indiana.  We are actually in Howe, Indiana which is only about 4 miles from the Michigan Sate line at Sturgis.  Home is a very small town that does all it can to support an Ice Cream shop.

They do have some nice murals oh the local shops & Post Office.

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The rain here continues with a ferocity that we are unaccustomed to for several hours a day.  One of the big draws is the Shipshewana Flea market which we slopped thru on Tuesday.  Most of the vendors were open and the light crowd allowed us to walk the whole area which is a first.  The girl under the umbrella is a real soldier, offering folks samples of hot fresh pretzels.

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I am amazed and entertained by the 6 or 8 simultaneous auctions that keep the main building all day.  Antiques, Objects d’art and junk is traded in a raucous fast moving display of gamesmanship.  The fellow in the white hat is the auctioneer.

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I’m trying to talk Anne-Marie into converting our Splendid Washing Machine cabinet in some thing more useful, such a a liquor cabinet.  Here she is shown evaluating the drying cycle of Amish washboard laundry…

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