First we stopped at Central Discount to get a number. Apparently there has been fighting over the years getting in that store, so the Amish set up a number system and you have to arrive super early to get your number. I have gone as early as 6a.m. before, but it was SUPER cold out and I figured a lot of people would stay in bed so I didn't worry about getting there too early.
We arrived about 6:30ish a.m. I think, can't remember now, but we both got a number. The numbers are on a number wheel and start off where they left off the last time the store was open, so you never know what number you really are.
We had number 149 and 150 which what we found out later that we were 4th and 5th in the store which is really good. Usually I'm like #30 in the store, so we had almost our first pick of everything. I always run to the
|Aunt Jemima Butter Lite Pancake Syrup (24 oz.)|
|Our first stop after grabbing a number at the discount store was Kalona Bakery. Here is Alyssa in front of the bakery. We were about to go inside and have super yummy items.|
|The breakfast sandwich, which is better than any breakfast sandwich I've ever had in my life. Seriously, that good. It's probably 1000 calories so it's a twice a year treat only. This was a sausage, egg and cheese on a biscuit.|
|A cream filled Long John that we shared by the way.|
|This was a sign on the bakery. Seriously you wouldn't see this sign in very|
many places in the world.
|The sign for the bakery. Super yum. I have yet to try all of it.|
|Next stop was Central Discount and wait outside until the store opened at|
8a.m. You have to wait until they call your number. Then you run in the store
as fast as you can to get discount food. It's like a garage sale for food. It's kinda crazy.
|Then we went to Stringtown Grocery. This is where you get all your bulk items. We picked up|
a few fun things. You can find just about anything in bulk. Plus they have handmade candy.
|Alyssa and I attempting to take a picture of ourselves. I'm not so good with doing that with this|
new camera, but getting better all the time. This was our next stop, The CHEESE House! We tried all
kinds of fun cheeses.
|Today they were making cheese. That was fun to watch.|
|Alyssa getting a "cheesy" picture!|
|Last stop on the way home was The Rug Cottage. Such a fun store with all kinds of cute things in there.|
This store is so great that I've actually been able to get Jason to go inside twice.
|Not the best picture, but we wanted pictures of horses. We were calling|
out to them and they kept looking at us.