The Mission House Bed and Breakfast
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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, ...
... forthcoming and enjoyed my interest. They and the Amish had been the one group but had split, with the Mennonites becoming more in tune with modern day but keeping their religion. They dress as we do but more modestly and plainer. We briefly stopped at Eldon where the house from the famous picture, American Gothic is located. We stayed at Lake Wapello State Park on a lake and had drinks with 2 nice couples. A large group of Amish arrived (there are the strict Amish ...
... 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" ...
... over to Amana Colonies and do some sightseeing.
There must be something about nighttime around here, it is now about 11:30 pm and it is raining again! Not a lot of wind, but then we are in kind of a valley. Hopefully it won't rain all night. The weather forecast was for a stray thunderstorm or two. Oh well, hope you all have a great day tomorrow (or today since that is when you will be reading this). Be safe in whatever you do.
... Next day, off to visit just 2 of the villages. These were Germans escaping
religious persecution. They came in 4 ships with more following in later
years. They called the non- Germans, the "English". We had lunch at a German restaurant - beautiful place and food. We visited the micro brewery, the weaving mill, beautiful furniture and a good museum. Too much to see and do again, so back we went to the nice RV park and did the washing.