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Pella, Iowa

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Pella is a smallish town in central-south Iowa. That just means it is south of I-80 and close to Des Moines. It was founded by immigrants from The Netherlands and has kept that influence since it was founded in 1847. They have a huge tulip festival every year. en.wikipedia.org

There is a beautiful picture of this canal that cuts through a center in downtown on that web page. But right now it looks like this.

It has pretty much been snowing since 10:30am. Twice today I could see people pushing snow from beside the buildings into the canal to no avail. Everything is now back to what it was before they started clearing.

I am giving a program on spinning (general) and then teaching a class on spindle spinning on Thursday. When I saw the weather reports I cancelled my local things and left home early this morning. As I was checking into the hotel at 9:30am (I was lucky they had a room vacant) it started to sleet. I was very glad to put the car into the underground garage!

After I got settled and got my bearings, I went for a walk-about, ended up in a coffee shop for some knitting, reading, and coffee. On my way back I cut through a walkway/alley sort of thing and found some lovely gates and doors.

I spent the afternoon in my hotel room knitting, researching, and reading. It is so nice to not have to pick up my knitting like I do at home because there if I do not it will be cat-ercised!
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    Wow, this looks quite beautiful to me.
    So fortunate that you got to where you were going early and were able to check in and get off the roads. You have such a neat life !
    248 days ago
    emoticon Be sure to give us a report about how things went for you.

    emoticon It's always nice to be able to put knitting down and it's exactly as you left it when you pick it back up. I am pretty fortunate that way as my cats don't seem particularly interested in yarn laying around. Once in while one or the other will "help" me when I'm knitting, but not very often. Now, if I tease them with yarn or string they will chase it...
    248 days ago
    We also have a Tulip Celebration near us at Orange City. But I have never been there yet, maybe I should put that in my Bucket List.
    248 days ago
    so nice i hope it stops snowing and you have a great turnout for your program Hugs
    248 days ago
    Darn.. just saw Pella on the evening news tonight.. they had a bull at the seniors center
    248 days ago
    beautiful but I hope it stops snowing soon.
    248 days ago
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