Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fall Visit to Sugar Creek, Ohio and the Giant #CuckooClock

"You'll Find Love in Sugarcreek", one of the  Amish-theme  movies that we've watched recently.  It inspired  and sparked the kids interest to  go see  how it's like to be in Sugarcreek during the Fall.  Our neighbor mentioned to us that if we pass Sugarcreek and  go  a little ways, there is another Amish community that is bigger than Sugarcreek that we can explore.  I think we will try to find it next time.
I don't know what it is  in Sugarcreek that we love going back there  all the time.  It is a bit far from where we live but we do enjoy seeing the  countryside so whenever we have time, that's the first place we  want to go.
Fall is beautiful out there I must say.  The  color of the leaves just gives you that relaxing feeling while driving.

There are always people out there in Sugarcreek.  I am thinking that they are  like us who  just want to see the  beauty of the place.
The sight of the horse carriage always excites the kids.  It also reminds me of my paternal grandpa for some reason.  

It wasn't crowded when we  first got there so we took the opportunity to take some pictures.  We have been here  many times but every time, there so many people so we  don't  take  pictures of us but this time, we were able to take a few shots before it got crowded again.
We walked around the area after we shopped at the Swiss Village store.

The giant cuckoo clock is a historical marker of Ohio.  You can read  the  history of it below on the sign.  The cuckoo clock was operating/playing when  we went there so we got the chance to watch it.  I included a short video  of the clock at the end of this post.
It's definitely different and with the little town's Swiss style architecture surrounding the clock, you would say "Oh wow, what a neat feature!"  The history of it is interesting and the show on the hour and the half our is great. 
So what exactly  this cuckoo clock do?  This clock is in the Guinness Book of world records as the largest cuckoo clock in the world.   Every half an  hour the bird "cuckoo's", then the  five piece band beautifully carved was playing as two other figures, a woman and man danced away and when the band's music stopped they all went back in to the clock. It's really entertaining to watch.
We haven't been there in the winter but I heard that  the water feature on this clock is close during those times.  So if you are in Sugarcreek for the first time,  this  cute little gem is a must see. 
Isn't it  exciting when you watch a movie and you see a familiar place that you have been to.  It makes you always  say "I have been there!"  Another movie that we have watched is the Amish Grace.
I love  looking at the  antique store.  All of their  collection always  fascinates me.
Here's a short video of the giant cuckoo clock .
Have a blessed Christmas everybody!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fall Foliage

We love  having long weekends because we get to go somwhere.  School is fun but without an intermission to  break the daily routine, it can be boring sometimes.  So  whenever we have long weekends, we try to  take them  even on a short road trip.  I can't say that Fall is my favorite  season  but I do enjoy  a beautiful Fall foliage so whenever possible, a road trip is needed for us to unwind and relax even for just a day.   Photos were  taken on a moving vehicle so they're not great shots but still worth capturing.  The first few pictures are from Weirton, WV.
The rest of the photos were taken at the  Ohio side. 
It would be so beautiful if the leaves would stay altogether  for few weeks but the problem is when there is a heavy wind during the fall, it takes some of the leaves down and the bare tree  makes it dreary looking.
If I have a  huge farm, I would plant trees  that  changes its leaves into beautiful  colors during the fall, it would be so pretty to look at.  Maple and Ginko trees are beautiful in the Fall, they do light up  the nature when they turn to red and yellow or orange colors.  How about you, do you live in a place where Fall foliage is a sight to see?  Share with us some places that are beautiful in the Fall.

Sugarcreek Roadtrips

It's been a while since we last visited Sugarcreek.  We used to go there almost every weekend just so we can drive around and see other ...

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