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... but it was a good sermon based on John 3:16-17.
After I returned "home" we had breakfast, not exactly breakfast tacos, but still with bacon, eggs, and salsa. After breakfast we made another trip to Walmart for a few items. Yesterday when we were making our way back, we saw a sign for a pizza place so Bob wanted to check it out. The pizza place is called YOUR UNCLE BOB'S. Kind of sticks with you. Then ...
... you know that you could have become friends. Alas, that is one of the drawbacks to travelling – ships that pass in the night.
We went to an historical village which was very interesting – most of the village was original and had been transported here from outlying areas. There was a Mennonite Museum there and I found out lots of interesting information and asked lots of questions about the Mennonites. The woman there was a Mennonite and ...
... and we did a lot of walking, especially in Amana. Middle Amana has Iowa's largest rocker made of walnut. It reminded me of the rocker "Edith Ann" used to sit in. In fact they have a picture of Lilly Tomlin sitting in the chair.
After spending several hours with a German religious sect, we drove over to Kalona, IA which is an Amish/Mennonite community. Bob wanted some more bread. We walked around the small town for a bit viewing the "quilt squares" ...
... be why it was heat lightening instead of regular lightening (my theory).
Anyway it was been nice to be invited into someone else's circle. Since we travel mostly by ourselves, we don't get to socialize with a lot of different people at campgrounds. And since we "glamp" instead of camp, we don't have a lot of campfires.
(Robin, what do you think of my mushroom picture?)
Tomorrow after everyone leaves, we are going ...
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