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Amana Colonies is one of America's longest-lived communal societies beginning in 1714 in Germany and continues today here on the Iowa prairie. First settleing near Buffalo, NY in 1843-44 they needed more farmland and in 1855 move to Iowa. They called their village "Bleigtreu" or "remain faithful". Then the leaders chose the name "Amana" from the Song of Solomon 4:8. There are 6 villages within ...
Churchill once said; "It's always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see." He may not have been talking about a motorbike tour when he uttered these wise words, but they did seem particularly apt this morning. We had wisely looked ahead and had a fine plan in place, but as we peered nervously out of the hotel window at the spray flying off the trucks on the freeway, it was clear that we would not be seeing far if ...
... 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.
Yesterday, Mike turned 65. He is officially a Senior Citizen. It's hard to believe it was all those years ago, we were just a couple of kids, going to the dance at the Pine Grove Pavilion in Portsmouth. Now, here we are, closing in on the first major destination of our journey, Yellowstone National Park. Tomorrow we pull out and head towards Lincoln, Nebraska. ...
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.