Best Inn Cedar Rapids

Address: 3233 South Ridge Drive S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404-5426, United States | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by cruisinseniors on Jul 19, 2015

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... but it was a good sermon based on John 3:16-17.

After I returned "home" we had breakfast, not exactly breakfast tacos, but still with bacon, eggs, and salsa. After breakfast we made another trip to Walmart for a few items. Yesterday when we were making our way back, we saw a sign for a pizza place so Bob wanted to check it out. The pizza place is called YOUR UNCLE BOB'S. Kind of sticks with you. Then ...

The past and the future

A travel blog entry by lynnlinton on Jul 18, 2015

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... because all the kids were doing other things and there was a notice that the Dance Competition for that night was cancelled for reasons "beyond our control". It was interesting to visit, just like a mini Ekka.

We drove in to Missouri and spent our first night at a Walmart in their parking lot – known as staying at Camp Wally. It is free and as long as you park away from the entrances and don’t put out your camp chairs etc, you are allowed ...

Where no Avella has gone before

A travel blog entry by cruisinseniors on Jul 17, 2015

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... 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 ...

Catch up

A travel blog entry by cruisinseniors on Jul 16, 2015

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... tomorrow, but we gave them our card and hopefully we can get together with them when they come to Texas. One couple are Winter Texans and will be making the trip down around the middle of Oct. As we sat there visiting, there was a wonderful light show of heat lightening. The sky was just a mass of lightening flashes in the clouds. It was spectacular, even if it was a little scary at time. There was no thunder, just the lightening, I think ...

Colourful immigrants

A travel blog entry by lynnlinton on Jul 16, 2015

7 comments, 11 photos

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