Travel Blogs from Pella
After 20 hours of driving we arrived in Pella Iowa at 2 PM to the great surprise of Ken Venestra. It was clear from the look of utter relief on his face that he was not sure if I was for real or not. This whole deal had been done via email and he probably thought that we were crazy. The RV was better than we expected. The opposing slideouts create a cavernous interior which is exactly what we were looking for. He was a happy man when I handed him ...
... to tell ridiculous stories about something called gravity and how, if you trip, you fall over. Duh! Anybody knows that. If he were really that smart, he would have gone into some worthwhile field, like dentistry or real estate.
Anyway, enough of the local history. We drove today. That’s about it. ...
Spent last night in Eucha, Oklahoma with Linda and Earl. Linda and I were stationed on Okinawa together. It was great to catch up.
I was not sure I would be able to leave as severe thunderstorms were predicted. Fortunately it was just low dark clouds. As I traveled north the skies began to lighten and clear.
I should make it to Charlie and Nancy's ...
... nail, perhaps half a centimeter in height, protruding from my arm.
But I digress. I paid my tab, walked back to my car (it had been raining this whole time), and tried to leave the city. Chicago is a damn rat's nest of roads and confusing directions. I went around a park twice trying to find I-94 before I gave up and just took the city streets out of Chicago proper. I accidentally drove into one of the less privileged neighborhoods in ...
... impressive, actually. These farms are huge operations and you can't help but wonder if they're privately owned or owned by some foreign consortium or some such. We arrived at the Hitchcock Nature Center at 12:00 and learned how the trees were taking over what was natural grassland before man did it in. The nature center is trying to restore the natural order of the area. I actually made it to the top of the tower! We then hit ...
Other places to stay in Pella
315 Roosevelt Road, Pella | 3 star hotelfrom $126
2104 Washington Street, Pella | 2 star hotelfrom $79
910 West 16th Street, Pella | 2 star hotelfrom $93
705 East First Street, Pella | Hotelfrom $123