Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Road)
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... all using the name Amana and a second word. South Amana, East Amana, West Amana, North Amana, High Amana, and Middle Amana. The residents in the early days received housing, medical care, meals, schooling, etc.Jobs were assigned but no one received a wage.
We enjoyed walking the streets and looking in the shops. We had lunch in the Ox Yoke Inn and enjoyed a fine German dish of ...
... weather forecast is not too good as storms are predicted along our path.
Our destination is Amana Colonies in Amana, IA. This is an historic German town that we stopped briefly on our trip to Alaska in 2012. The town closes up at 5:00 pm so we decided to come back and stay a few nights to check it out. More tomorrow on our venture into town.
I have included a short video of what we see as we head down the road. Enjoy.
Yesterday, Mike turned 65. He is officially a Senior Citizen. It's hard to believe it was all those years ago, we were just a couple of kids, going to the dance at the Pine Grove Pavilion in Portsmouth. Now, here we are, closing in on the first major destination of our journey, Yellowstone National Park. Tomorrow we pull out and head towards Lincoln, Nebraska. ...
... very accommodating and Fox got the whole fluff and puff treatment.
On our way back to Amana, we came to some unscientific, but obvious conclusions. Nine out of ten vehicles we passed were pickup trucks. Two out of five roads we drove on were unpaved and dusty.
No matter where you look, there's a corn field.
Bye for now and stay ...
August in Amana, Iowa. The countryside in Amana consists of acres upon acres of corn fields, punctuated by silos and farms, intersected by paved and unpaved roads that lead to the seven villages that are the Amana Colonies.
The settlers were a group of German Pietists, calling themselves the Community of True Inspiration, who left Germany to seek ...