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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 ...
Day 53. Friday 17 July 2015
Now in Kalona which has many Amish and Mennonites and the others who are known as the 'English' to those folk.
It was a nice town and we walked around it. I met a lovely lady called Marlene who was minding the antique shop. Most of the items were on consignment for different people. There was some very nice things there but I spent most of my time talking to Marlene - one of those people that you have an instant rapport ...
... outside of Buffalo, NY and started the Ebenezer Society. When they ran out of land there, they moved to Iowa and eventually bought up 26,000 acres and settled these 7 villages. They named the new settlement Amana (from the Song of Solomon) which means to remain true.They lived a communal life until the mid 20th century when it became financially difficult to maintain their communal lifestyle. This is where the Amana Refrigeration company got it's start and the plant ...
... except three of the homes I got 6, 8 & 9. Can't tell if we're getting better or worse. I was hoping that we would be able to golf once a week while gone and I would be better by the time we get home, but not sure that is going to happen.
We joined our new friends again last night for snacks, dinner and then the nightly campfire. For dinner we had Walking Tacos. You cut the top off a small bag of Doritos, add the taco meat ...
... sausages etc.
After spending about 6 hours here (in a 2
hour parking zone taking up nearly 2 spaces) -but the Sheriff did wave
to us - e moved on to the Amana colonies where the only available
camping place was a commercial one but rather cheaper than most as it
was only $34 and surprise, we got a 50% discount with our Passport
America card. It was really huge but nice.
Day 52. Thursday 16 July ...