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Travel Blogs from Pella
... impressive, actually. These farms are huge operations and you can't help but wonder if they're privately owned or owned by some foreign consortium or some such. We arrived at the Hitchcock Nature Center at 12:00 and learned how the trees were taking over what was natural grassland before man did it in. The nature center is trying to restore the natural order of the area. I actually made it to the top of the tower! We then hit ...
Just stopped at a rest stop and told Jeff he had to come in with me since it looked dark and creepy, he wanted to know if he should bring his gun. Seriously you brought your gun - why of course, so if you don't hear from me you may want to notify the authorities he probably has me tied up and ducked tape in the ...
... just be too lonely and go absolutely insane so host family it is. Hopefully they'll be nice and won't hate me or anything. No clue what to bring. Maple syrup is the obvvvious choice, but they say food gifts are just awkward if they end up not liking them so maybe maple candy would be better because it's easier to conceal if thrown away?
A nice view facing a soybean field. Check out the pictures. Small town experiences are neat!
Okay, on to Forest City and what lies ahead. Looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones. Stay tuned.
This was an instance of the accidental tourist. It was nearly noon and we were
driving thru the Iowa
farm country. There are no turnpike type rest areas so we exited at the next town
to find a place to stop and fix lunch. It was like we took the exit to the Netherlands.
This was a beautiful manicured community of tulips and windmills. Old historic
buildings with pristine glass windows. No doubt those beautiful impact windows
came from the Pella ...