Travel Blogs from Oskaloosa
Iowa summer has been amazing and it's going to be really hard to leave. Leila's helping me move the stuff I'm not taking with me to storage today. I'm proud of myself for only having 7 boxes this year! (I had 12+ last year and it was a pain to move, to say the least). This apartment has treated me well: central air, comfy furniture, prime location, ...
A nice view facing a soybean field. Check out the pictures. Small town experiences are neat!
Okay, on to Forest City and what lies ahead. Looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones. Stay tuned.
... that has a huge manufacturing plant here.
This was such a change from the many struggling farm communities we have seen
throughout the Midwest. The town was founded
by a Dutchman back in the 1800s who brought back a couple of hundred of his
countryman to farm the area. We had just missed the annual Tulip Festival the
first weekend of May. This is a must see stopover if you are ever in Central Iowa,
Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photos right ...
After the earlier visit at Coe, I drove over to Grinnell to some scheduled table time in the lobby/cafeteria entrance before dinner. I had been playing phone tag with Julie Laube for over a week trying to make the most of this trip and get time at Grinnell. I was finally able to get scheduled but, at this time slot, I don't think it was the most productive.Most people, Julie ...
... was having a Customer Appreciation Day where we had lunch for a buck. The Pella door & window factory is also here, but we didn't have time to go on a tour, but the factory is huge. The canals through town have all been drained for the year, but the little wind mills and water ways, and the style of buildings is like being in a little village in Holland.