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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 ...
... forthcoming and enjoyed my interest. They and the Amish had been the one group but had split, with the Mennonites becoming more in tune with modern day but keeping their religion. They dress as we do but more modestly and plainer. We briefly stopped at Eldon where the house from the famous picture, American Gothic is located. We stayed at Lake Wapello State Park on a lake and had drinks with 2 nice couples. A large group of Amish arrived (there are the strict Amish ...
This morning we visited with our new friends for a brief while then we left to do some sight seeing and while we were gone, they all went home. We plan to see some of them again when they go down to Texas for the winter.
Our first stop was Amana Colonies. This place consists of 7 villages. They were founded in the 1850's and 60's by a religious group of Germans, Community of True Inspiration, who broke off from the Lutheran Church in the 1700's. They ...
... 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 ...
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