We had a lovely time in Petosky, Michigan hunting stones and splashing in the cold water. It was time to say goodbye to Dad as he left for a work meeting. He will eventually catch up with is in Nappanee, Indiana at Newmar when we get the motorhome work done. On his way out of town we stopped off at Kilwin’s Chocolates for the factory tour. CANDY!
We had an excellent tour guide who really knew the entire process ins and outs. We watched a lot of the process through these glass windows but learned what goes into making their yummy treats.
Then we got to go on the actual production floor. We had to wear hair protectors and booties on our feet. Daddy even got one for his beard!
A reward after the tour and good-bye and safe travels to Dad. The ice cream is expensive but it is smooth and yummy.
We spent the next few days playing and then headed out to Nappanee. We luckily got a space in the main parking lot, set up and headed down to the Culinary Mill aka Coopers Commons. Mom and Dad have been talking about this place for a year. This is Rocket Science Ice Cream. The amazing base is flash frozen with liquid nitrogen! Fun to watch and delicious!
We enjoyed our time on the factory tour, no photos allowed! It was cool how they use air pads to float the motorhomes down the assembly line.
I spent a lot of time working on my petosky stone puzzle.
Dad got back in town just in time for the Apple Festival! We found great parking and walked the craft booths. The mexican restaurant was host to this years 7′ diameter apple pie.
We toured Amish Acres, it is within walking distance of the Newmar facility. We came over a few days to enjoy the place. We even got to take a buggy ride.
Wait, MORE Rocket Science? OF COURSE!
Our long voyage has drawn to a close. Tomorrow we pull up the jacks and get the wheels rolling south. We dive right back into life upon arrival! This has been an epic voyage but I think we are all eager to get home for a while.