Red Carpet Inn Oskaloosa
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Today we got in the car and drove to Nevada... Iowa! I took a long nap and that felt so good. Then we arrived in Brooklyn... Iowa! We said we all wished it was home but that washed away when we started eating at the "classic" deli. Emma and I had a make your own sand witches with turkey pickles and mozzarella for Emma ...
... we thought it was going to be just like Solvang, CA, and it wasn’t. There was one windmill and further down the road was a modern museum with Danish History. We really enjoyed the drive and visit to the museum. I was happy to read that when the early Danish migrated here they quickly acclimated themselves into the American culture, their new homeland. Learned the language, boys joined the military, and parents taught the children to ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... to wake her cousin Barb. At first it wasn't so bad. But the attempts to wake Barb became more often and forceful. But Barb wouldn't remain awake for more than 30 seconds or so. Vicki insisted the cause of this sleepiness was the bi-polar medicine the doctor prescribed. I was leaning towards an overdose of something or just a really bad mixture of meds.
Vicki was nagging on Barb for something almost constantly. She wanted Barb to eat something but Barb wasn't ...