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My day started earlier than normal. The Traditional service at the North Liberty United Methodist Church is held at 8 am. The church is about 6 miles from the campground. This meant I had to get up about 6:30 in order to get ready for church. There weren't but about 25 people there, but I was told that they usually have many more. Of course summer attendance is always down some. The minister didn't really preach, ...
... you know that you could have become friends. Alas, that is one of the drawbacks to travelling – ships that pass in the night.
We went to an historical village which was very interesting – most of the village was original and had been transported here from outlying areas. There was a Mennonite Museum there and I found out lots of interesting information and asked lots of questions about the Mennonites. The woman there was a Mennonite and ...
... and we did a lot of walking, especially in Amana. Middle Amana has Iowa's largest rocker made of walnut. It reminded me of the rocker "Edith Ann" used to sit in. In fact they have a picture of Lilly Tomlin sitting in the chair.
After spending several hours with a German religious sect, we drove over to Kalona, IA which is an Amish/Mennonite community. Bob wanted some more bread. We walked around the small town for a bit viewing the "quilt squares" ...
We arrived here on Monday, got some things set up, met some neighbors and were invited to their campfire.
Tuesday we sort of stuck around here, finished sitting up and made a trip to Walmart for some groceries. Also stopped in Bed, Bath & Beyond for some Diet Lemon/Lime syrup for my Soda Stream. This way I could have skinny Sangria again. Later we met our neighbors again for the nightly campfire.
Day 51. Wednesday 15 July 2015
Now in Pella - Dutch town -
or was settled by Dutch who came to USA to escape religious persecution
back in Holland. They are now being outnumbered by the "outsiders". They have certainly kept their culture alive and it is a fascinating place
with lots of windmills, an old village/ museum and lots of history, a
canal and lots of amazing shops including the bakery and meat supplier