Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Penny at an Ohio Wedding

Penny in the land of horse and buggy

Penny in the land of the horse and buggy people



The ride to Ohio in the little white car was snug!  But Penny’s friends Thabeh, Adama, and Amadu made traveling in tight quarters fun!   A little person like Penny can find small cozy places to nestle in and watch the scenery go by.  Here she is keeping an eye on the wedding gift, a box of two elegant lamps.  Yes, the wedding of our friends David and Rhoda is the occasion for this trip, and its going to be very special!





As homeschoolers, there are always books to be studied while traveling!  Books are best friends (but maybe not always math books!)   Yet on a trip there are always interesting things to learn about the places we travel to and the people that live there.





Here’s a view of some Pennsylvania countryside.




And the “Comfortable” Inn she stayed at when she arrived at her destination.




The next day at the wedding location, Penny saw this killdeer momma on her nest in the parking lot.  Four eggs are nestled on the gravel and camouflaged to make them hard to find.





Here is a lively Amish horse impatiently waiting at the hitching post.  He’s asking Penny if she’s ever been in Ohio before, and where she has come from.  “Would you like a little ride?” he asks.





“Oh, Thank you very much,” says Penny. “May I sit here in front?”





And now for pictures of the joyful occasion, the wedding itself, taken mostly be Adama Joy and Thabeh.



 This is my favorite picture of the radiant bride and groom.




The following day, Penny was thrilled to visit  Behalt, the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center  in Holmes County, Ohio.   “Called the Sistine Chapel of the Amish and Mennonites, Behalt, (meaning “to keep” or “to remember,”) is a 10 ft tall x 265 ft long cyclorama, or mural-in-the-round.   Behalt illustrates the heritage of  the Amish and Mennonite people from their Anabaptist beginnings in Zurich, Switzerland in 1525 to the present day. “





 Making friends with an Amish doll.




A comfy bench invites Penny to sit a spell and chat with some more Amish doll pals.




Just imagine walking to school with the Amish children…




 Penny knows I like quilts, so she was sure to get a picture of her favorite flowery quilt – Amish made!  “Won’t you make one like this for me someday, Becky?”




Thabeh, Adama, Amadu and Penny all recommend this stop if you are in the area of Berlin, Ohio!




Looks good! Penny was nice to have a long,, but she did eat a LOT…… of cookes.

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