Clarion Inn Amana Colonies And Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort
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... folks by my post yesterday, sorry. We are still at Coralville Lake. Yesterday we went sight-seeing in all those places. Tomorrow we head for Portage, WI. It will be a longer day than we have driven the last couple of times, since it is a little over 200 miles from here. Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow (or today depending on when you read this). Probably will not blog tomorrow night, but Tuesday will be in ...
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 ...
... void of any decoration or religious symbols, not even a cross. The walls are white and the furnishings are wooden benches. They used to go to religious meetings 11 times a week, but now it has been cut down to 3 or 4. They made most of their own stuff and still today you can buy handmade furniture, copper and tin items and woolens. They used to make the woolen blankets for the military. It is an interesting place, but not quiet what I was expecting. It was very ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...