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My day started earlier than normal. The Traditional service at the North Liberty United Methodist Church is held at 8 am. The church is about 6 miles from the campground. This meant I had to get up about 6:30 in order to get ready for church. There weren't but about 25 people there, but I was told that they usually have many more. Of course summer attendance is always down some. The minister didn't really preach, ...
Day 53. Friday 17 July 2015
Now in Kalona which has many Amish and Mennonites and the others who are known as the 'English' to those folk.
It was a nice town and we walked around it. I met a lovely lady called Marlene who was minding the antique shop. Most of the items were on consignment for different people. There was some very nice things there but I spent most of my time talking to Marlene - one of those people that you have an instant rapport ...
... 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 ...
... the high levee built in 1955 to create the reservoir and thus Coralville Lake. We had to drive across the spill way to get to the campground area. We are right on the Iowa River. In 1993 and 2008 IA had so much rain that the lake flooded and spilled over the spill way and flooded the campground. Luckily it hasn't rained that much while we have been here.
Again tonight we sat around the campfire with our new friends. They will all ...
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