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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 ...
... the sidewalks. We ate dinner there, but not in an Amish restaurant. In fact there is no Amish restaurant in Kalona. There are several bakeries and Amish groceries in the area along with the usual, furniture makers, etc. They have a historical museum which consist of some of the old buildings and show the Amish/Mennonite way of life. While we were eating, I saw several Amish folks coming out of the bank and also some Mennonites. The difference was the Mennonites ...
... golfed. We found a nice 9 hole course in North Liberty, IA, it is named Quail Creek so that should have given us a clue! Relatively flat, but 5 of the 9 holes had water!! Needless to say, I lost 2 balls attempting to cross the water. Bob however made it over them all and one of the water holes was really broad. I have included a picture of that one. Luckily it was hole 8. Bob did fairly well and I had a nearly perfect score of 90 (10 on each ...
... sausages etc.
After spending about 6 hours here (in a 2
hour parking zone taking up nearly 2 spaces) -but the Sheriff did wave
to us - e moved on to the Amana colonies where the only available
camping place was a commercial one but rather cheaper than most as it
was only $34 and surprise, we got a 50% discount with our Passport
America card. It was really huge but nice.
Day 52. Thursday 16 July ...