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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 ...
... we thought it was going to be just like Solvang, CA, and it wasn’t. There was one windmill and further down the road was a modern museum with Danish History. We really enjoyed the drive and visit to the museum. I was happy to read that when the early Danish migrated here they quickly acclimated themselves into the American culture, their new homeland. Learned the language, boys joined the military, and parents taught the children to ...
... 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.
... It was mentioned to Vicki that maybe Barb needed medical attention. Vicki said she would be getting Barb help once they reached California.
Not everyone agreed that waiting for California was a good idea and thankfully one of the passengers went to the conductor. The conductor came to visit with the Clampet cousins. He decided it was best to have Barb checked out by medical professionals. The train was informed we would be stopping in Ottumwa, IA (home of ...