Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center
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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 …
... of the day we've just been hanging around and starting to get some stuff together for our departure tomorrow.
The most productive I've been all day is I made a pair of earrings. I've been wanting to try to make some jewelry and so since we really aren't super busy, thought I'd give it a try. They don't look too bad, so I'll probably try some more.
The rest of the day, just lazying about. If ...
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 ...
... 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 ...