Sunday, August 15, 2010

For my yard

We did a little driving around Pella....I found the perfect thing for my yard...

Isn't this a great fountain? I LOVE it

now if Kevin would just say yes

Pella Iowa

On our way to Chicago, for my annual curriculum institute and graduation, we stopped in Pella Iowa.

Pella is a little Dutch town, and for those of you who know Solvang, CA, the idea is similar. The day we had to spend there, was a little rainy. Kevin is a BIG pastry fan and we decided that Jaarsma Bakery, had the best in town.

They have a big Tulip festival each spring in the middle of town.....
They also have the Vermeer Mill, it was attached to a little historical village, so we toured both. Check out the website for all the details. It was partially build in Holland to exact specifications, it does indeed work and they use it to grind wheat.

Of course I had to step in the big shoes...

Inside the mill...

This is a view of the city from the top of the windmill.

The historical village was a lot of fun

Inside the pharmacy....seems a little like Harry Potter.....rotten stone, Dragon's blood...

There is also a Klokkenspel in town.....

It was a fun way to spend the day.

Good Bye Turtle

Before we left for Chicago, I wanted to let my turtle go. Here he is in the pool before I let him go.

On his way to freedom
I hope he is doing well