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After about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Springfield, I pulled into the small town of West Branch, Iowa. It sits along I-80, about 10 miles south of Iowa City, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes. This is one small town! I went to the Hoover Foundation and purchased our family membership for $50 bucks that will get me ( and Ann in Cal.) in all of the 13 National …
... folks by my post yesterday, sorry. We are still at Coralville Lake. Yesterday we went sight-seeing in all those places. Tomorrow we head for Portage, WI. It will be a longer day than we have driven the last couple of times, since it is a little over 200 miles from here. Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow (or today depending on when you read this). Probably will not blog tomorrow night, but Tuesday will be in ...
... 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 ...
... void of any decoration or religious symbols, not even a cross. The walls are white and the furnishings are wooden benches. They used to go to religious meetings 11 times a week, but now it has been cut down to 3 or 4. They made most of their own stuff and still today you can buy handmade furniture, copper and tin items and woolens. They used to make the woolen blankets for the military. It is an interesting place, but not quiet what I was expecting. It was very ...
... 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 ...