Hometown Inn & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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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 ...
... operational, but no longer makes refrigerators. Not sure what they manufacture there now, but the whole area is very interesting. The villages are connected by a road that runs in a loop. Each village has a religious meeting place and it's own cemetery. Even in death, they are equal since all the head stones are the same and they are not buried in family groups, but buried in chronological order according to the date they are buried. The religious meeting ...
... bit, I screwed my chair to the floor so it won't move (hopefully) while traveling and by that time, I needed a break so Bob's chair will have to wait until later. We also made a trip to the post office and stopped at the mall to do some walking.
This evening after dinner we went for another walk to explore part of this campground. The deer were out and we also saw some ground hogs. This is an interesting place since we are at the ...
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