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... Pass out! Long Day!
Day 2 in Pella,
Step One. Spend an obscene amount of money at Walmart getting all the necessities that we could not bring from home. My God! The little things like silverware, cups, sheets, etc... Really add up.
Step Two. Fix many things that I did not know needing fixing. Pretty much took all day, but it is to be expected.
Step Three.. Take in the local Flavor of Iowa. So what do Iowans ...
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 ...
On the move again! I actually slept until 9am this morning. Here's a little secret….I get a cup of regular coffee in the morning so I can get my boost of caffeine. Then in the evening I started taking Zyrtec to help me with my allergies. Since allergy medications make me sleepy, I’m using it to my advantage. It’s been working great, although when we started this trip I wasn’t having any trouble going to sleep at the end ...
... 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.