Baking Amish

We’re still down in Nokomis and I’m still loving my morning runs on the Legacy Trail. It’s even nicer when my sister-in-law comes along as she did on Wednesday.  This morning when I approached my 2nd mile, I saw a rabbit and an otter! It was crazy.

We’ve been having all kinds of fun down here. On Tuesday after running, mom and I went over to the beach and picked up some shells for my landscaping. I also found a ton of shark’s teeth.

shells for milesfeet in the sand
On Tuesday night we finally got the chance to go to Curry Creek Café and I cannot even begin to describe how much I loved this place. Besides Left Coast Seafood Co, Curry Creek Café is one of the best choices of restaurants in the area. The food is out of this world. We had a party of 7 and not one person was even the tiniest bit disappointed.

me, lynne and mom

My Mom, me and my Sister-in-law getting ready to go to Curry Creek Cafe, yum.

The food is a mix of Indonesian and American with a lot of seafood.  They do close early so if you go, be aware they close at 8pm through the week and at 9pm on weekends but definitely check it out.

On Wednesday the guys decided to go fishing and it’s really a shame that you can’t keep a 41” snook because that is exactly what MacGyver caught! He was beyond excited. I am pretty sure I have never in my life seen him smile like that.
All of the ladies in the house, (including me, my sister-in-law, my mom, and my mother-in-law), opted out of fishing and instead we decided to visit an Amish community. So we went to the first place one would think of when you think of an Amish community, Sarasota, Florida, because where else?

PinecraftNestled right in the heart of Sarasota at the corner of Bahia Vista and Beneva is a little place called Pinecraft, an Amish and Mennonite community of about 3,000. I’m not kidding, trust me, it’s there.

amish community
First, we went to the gift store where we bought a few little things, and then we went over to Yoder’s restaurant and it was great. We had a sneaking suspicion that it would be good when we saw a line out the door and we were right. Oh, and our waitress was awesome.

Pinecraft waitress
After lunch we headed on over to the Amish gift store and I may have spent a few paychecks but it was totally worth it. They even have a bakery and we bought a peanut butter cream pie and believe it or not, sherbet fudge that was out of this World.  The Amish and Mennonite’s are excellent baker’s.  I could have stayed there and ate pies, fudge, cinnamon rolls and desserts for days!

Pinecraft giftshopPinecraft chairs

We hung out in Pinecraft for several hours but we had one more stop to make before heading home.

I took everyone down to see “Unconditional Surrender” which is one of my favorite things in Sarasota and I think it was one of the main highlights of the day.

"Unconditional Surrender"And I think I’ll go ahead and end here for today. I’ve got a ton of other things to tell you about but I’ll save a few for tomorrow and the weekend.  Here’s hoping there’s another 42″ snook out there!

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