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Written by Berda Mae on 09 Sep, 2008
I grew up within 35 miles of Bishop Hill. However, until my husband became pastor of the United Church of Altona and Clover Chapel United Methodist Church of rural Alpha, as well as the Bishop Hill…Read More
I grew up within 35 miles of Bishop Hill. However, until my husband became pastor of the United Church of Altona and Clover Chapel United Methodist Church of rural Alpha, as well as the Bishop Hill Community Church, I never realized what a gem the village of Bishop is! Strolling down the boardwalks, shopping in the quaint shops, and visiting with the lovely folks of the local area is like finding your roots. I learned so much about Sweden and what the original colonists went through to settle in Bishop Hill. Many of the decendents of those original colonists still reside in the area. They are a hearty group of hard-working, proud folks, who have worked hard together to make Bishop Hill a warm and inviting place to visit. The Colony Bed and Breakfast is a cozy place to stay. (We went one year when our grown kids treated us to a night's stay.) The food and outstanding service at Red Oak and P.L. Johnson's couldn't be better. If you want a burger, try The Filling Station, where Crystal and Linda will make you feel like a local. Since we moved away to eastern Idaho 2 years ago, I've missed and longed for the warm hospitality the Bishop Hill Community and surrounding communities offer. As many of the attractions in Bishop Hill will soon be closed due to State funding cuts, go while there is still time. Once they are closed, go because you want to be treated with warmth and hospitality.Roberta LeflerIdaho Falls, ID Close