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This morning we visited with our new friends for a brief while then we left to do some sight seeing and while we were gone, they all went home. We plan to see some of them again when they go down to Texas for the winter.
Our first stop was Amana Colonies. This place consists of 7 villages. They were founded in the 1850's and 60's by a religious group of Germans, Community of True Inspiration, who broke off from the Lutheran Church in the 1700's. They ...
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
... Still downpouring it was. I made all the correct turns this time and headed off on ol Mr Hwy 151 toward Dubuque.
The came the wind, along with the rain. I'm talking 30 mph, gusting to 50mph. Blowing right on the side it was. I slowed ol Charlie down and followed a semi that aparrently was empty, cuz his trailer skidded sideways a time or two. This went on for a lonnnggggg time. Got down to speeds ...
The first night in after we unhooked the camper we drove into Amana Colonies to find something for supper. There are two places to eat and we choose The OX restaurant the food was good and we had enough time we drove around to some of the other colonies. There are 7 villages in the Amana Colonies trail. There is history here and lots of shops , but what Lee and I saw was a lot of imported items from China and India. We would of rather seen ...
Amana Colonies is one of America's longest-lived communal societies beginning in 1714 in Germany and continues today here on the Iowa prairie. First settleing near Buffalo, NY in 1843-44 they needed more farmland and in 1855 move to Iowa. They called their village "Bleigtreu" or "remain faithful". Then the leaders chose the name "Amana" from the Song of Solomon 4:8. There are 6 villages within ...