FireKeepers 2015 May




FireKeepers Casino & Amish Dinner
May 28, 2015

5.29.15:  Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip yesterday.  Great time at FireKeepers and the Amish Dinner we had was really the best yet.  Loved the new family, looking forward to a return trip.  Pat and Bernie I.

5.29.15:  It was a great day, Becky.  Nancy B.

5.29.15:  Becky you always find great places to go and awesome places to stuff our faces. Can't wait until the next one.  Nancy Z.

After our 53 passengers had boarded, we headed north to FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek - one of our favorite casino destinations.  The weather was magnificent following several days of rain.

Upon arrival, the FireKeepers representative gave us instructions and handed out our new players cards and we were on our own for 4 hours.

Joe most always find a military buddy to talk with.  George, our driver, happened to also be a fellow-Seabee.

After some gaming fun, we headed to The Carriage House in Topeka, Indiana for an Amish Dinner at an Amish home.  I had been to this home last year, loved the family and the atmosphere, and hoped the passengers would also like our "new find". was a hit!


First served was homemade bread with peanut butter spread and cauliflower & broccoli salad.

Then came chicken, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, noodles, stuffing, and green beans.  I had to take a bite of that chicken leg before taking the picture.

For dessert were 4 kinds of pies - peach, coconut creme, raspberry custard, and they served a bonus of rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream. I chose coconut creme and rhubarb and hoped I would have room for the other 2 pies, but I was too full and just couldn't do it.

The rooms had several quilts on display, some of which were in the production process.

They also had crafts for sale, including bird houses, wooden pieces, the cutest stick horses, and much more. 

It was time to head home, but I had to get a picture of one of the horses.

And three modes of transportation.

While riding home through the countryside, we passed 2 houses where weddings were being held.  Thursday is the day that most Amish get married.  So this was an added bonus for us to see Amish life in Amish Country.