The Amish Country Tour concluded early this week, and below we've collected some tour memories from Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman, and Shelley Shepard Gray. Read on for a roundup of photos, giveaways, embarrassing moments, and one lethally good pie recipe.
Amy, Shelley & Vannetta after the Shipshewana Light Parade.
On returning home, Shelley (author of Christmas in Sugarcreek) writes this:
It feels great to be home. It really does. But I have to admit that there is a part of me that wishes we were still back on the Amish Country Tour… There had been a sense that all of us were a part of something pretty special… [We met] so many readers! [And we] visited with a lot of Amish, spending hours talking with them about books and their culture…
Shelley also mentions some behind-the-scenes tour tidbits. During their last meal together, Shelley, Amy and Vannetta took turns sharing their picks for Funniest Moment, Best Moment, and Most Embarrassing Moment from the tour. You can read their picks in Shelley's blog post: read more of Shelley's post.
I'd be remiss not to share these two items from Vannetta Chapman (Falling to Pieces): first, an heirloom pie recipe that I'm afraid to try. It begins, "Fill unbaked pie shell a little more than half full with a mixture of brown and white sugar." Read the full "Brown sugar pie" recipe on Vannetta's blog.
Secondly, Vannetta is hosting a giveaway on her blog through this Sunday (Nov. 27, 2011). Learn more about Vannetta's giveaway.
Speaking of giveaways, Amy Clipston (Naomi's Gift) will host one on her Facebook page this weekend. But as of this writing, Amy is taking reader suggestions for what the giveaway will be. Options include an Amish doll, Amish peanut butter, a set of Amy's books, and more. Add your two cents when you find Amy on Facebook.
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|Falling to Pieces
|Christmas in Sugarcreek
Shelley Shepard Gray