Colony Oaks at the Amanas
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... of the day we've just been hanging around and starting to get some stuff together for our departure tomorrow.
The most productive I've been all day is I made a pair of earrings. I've been wanting to try to make some jewelry and so since we really aren't super busy, thought I'd give it a try. They don't look too bad, so I'll probably try some more.
The rest of the day, just lazying about. If ...
... overnight. Recently, some Walmarts do not allow this anymore. There is a website that tells you which ones don’t allow it. I usually also call them just to make sure. It saves time. This night it was at Hannibal on the Mississippi River.
Note: One of the main problems here is that everyone wants to come to Australia and they want to talk about Australia while I want to talk about USA. We have met some wonderful people. Everyone is so friendly and ...
... operational, but no longer makes refrigerators. Not sure what they manufacture there now, but the whole area is very interesting. The villages are connected by a road that runs in a loop. Each village has a religious meeting place and it's own cemetery. Even in death, they are equal since all the head stones are the same and they are not buried in family groups, but buried in chronological order according to the date they are buried. The religious meeting ...
... the high levee built in 1955 to create the reservoir and thus Coralville Lake. We had to drive across the spill way to get to the campground area. We are right on the Iowa River. In 1993 and 2008 IA had so much rain that the lake flooded and spilled over the spill way and flooded the campground. Luckily it hasn't rained that much while we have been here.
Again tonight we sat around the campfire with our new friends. They will all ...
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