Urbana Inn and Suites
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... spaetzle and vegetables.
There is a Tanger Outlet Mall one exit down the road so we spent some time there too. Getting there was the issue. All the roads are under construction so we had to wait several times. It was nice to spend a leisure day just relaxing. On our way on I-80 we see replacement blades for the wind turbines being transported via truck. they are long and need ...
... 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.
... and got us a tour today!
The plant was absolutely huge - over 250 hectares, employing 2900 workers with a wage bill of $2 million per week and they turn out 10,000 units a year! Takes about 14 weeks to complete an average one! The tour lasted 2 hours and was awesome - seeing all parts of the production process and then we had time to inspect some of the models! The largest one costs $460,000 and had an ensuite, king bed, gas log ...
We enjoyed our stay here, although the days were hot, humid and lazy, but quietly relaxing. One of my favorite pastimes was watching Fox try to catch a ground squirrel. Just like the corn fields, where ever you look, you see these little varmints. The holes to their burrows are everywhere, about the size of a golf ball and hidden in the grass. ...
They were able to maintain their independence and life style by using the specialized handcrafts and farming occupations which they brought with them from Germany. Today, Amana is known mainly for its restaurants and craft shops, that include woodworking shops, wine shops, and even a brewery called Millstream. In 1965, the colonies ...