Clarion Hotel and Convention Center
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... all using the name Amana and a second word. South Amana, East Amana, West Amana, North Amana, High Amana, and Middle Amana. The residents in the early days received housing, medical care, meals, schooling, etc.Jobs were assigned but no one received a wage.
We enjoyed walking the streets and looking in the shops. We had lunch in the Ox Yoke Inn and enjoyed a fine German dish of ...
... weather forecast is not too good as storms are predicted along our path.
Our destination is Amana Colonies in Amana, IA. This is an historic German town that we stopped briefly on our trip to Alaska in 2012. The town closes up at 5:00 pm so we decided to come back and stay a few nights to check it out. More tomorrow on our venture into town.
I have included a short video of what we see as we head down the road. Enjoy.
We enjoyed our stay here, although the days were hot, humid and lazy, but quietly relaxing. One of my favorite pastimes was watching Fox try to catch a ground squirrel. Just like the corn fields, where ever you look, you see these little varmints. The holes to their burrows are everywhere, about the size of a golf ball and hidden in the grass. ...
I'd like to forget that, although I'm retired, travel in an RV and go wherever the spirit leads us, there are still all those same old everyday things that need to be done. You know, those mundane chores that must be done at some point; cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, bill paying, RV and auto maintenance and on and on. There is no escaping it.
... worship as they liked. They settled first in New York state near Buffalo. However, in order to live out their beliefs in more isolated surroundings they moved west to east-central Iowa in 1855. They lived a communal life until the mid 1930s.
The Amana Colonies maintained a near completely self-sufficient local economy, importing very little from the rest of ...