Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rainy day in Kalona, Iowa

Thursday- April 24, 2014
Since the last post It wouldn't let me do anything past the pictures so I will finish our tour in Kalona, Iowa now.  We all got on the bus and the driver started to drive us out in the country. Here are some rainy pictures of the country.
                                                             Here is Elder & Sister Jenson and Elder & Sister Duncan
Here are some more rainy pictures of our day.

These are taken out of the Tour Bus windows.

These are taken of the Amish barns and Farms.

 I wanted you to see what the Amish use as vehicles, a horse and buggy.  This is a winter one because it is covered up to keep you dry and warm, you are closed in.  You can see it through the window of the Tour bus. Left is a close up, sorry blurry.

 To the right is a place where people give clothing to help other people that don't have much money. It is called the       Christian Aid Ministries Iowa Clothing Center.

This is a close up of the door.
Here to the left is another building that was by the Clothing Center.  Picture to the right is where some more buggies are stored.
Here are some Amish building or farms where they live. It is still raining as you can tell.
The Amish men work really hard on their farms.
This is the next place we stopped at and went inside. It is called Golden Delight Bakery & Gift shop.
I bought Elder Harris a Raspberry Pie for his Birthday which would be this Sunday April 27th.  It was fun to see all the wonderful things that the Amish people make.
This place was our second stop and it had the most beautiful quilts and wood work that I have ever seen.  Boy I wished I could have bought a quilt or a wood spinner thing that goes in the middle of the table, they were awesome.  
Here are some more pictures of the country and barns.

This is our third stop at a Amish Store and Sister & Elder Ballard are walking to the Tour Bus.
They had the cutest little Tea Set but I didn't buy it, then on the road again.
As we would be traveling around the farms we would see these small buildings that look like outhouses but they are phone booths.  When the Amish want to phone someone they go in these phone booths that are just in the fields by the road.  It is so funny because they do not have phones in their homes.
                                   Here is someone using the Phone Booth and this is their buggy and horse.

                                   These are pictures of what we saw as we drove back to town.

            Here is a garden spot behind the fence.  There are a lot of flowers, it looks like a nursery.
                                                      Welcome to KALONA signs are on all the streets.
Here we have arrived back at Kalona.  Before our tour we walked the streets and found a place to eat lunch.  These are Mennonite's places, they are Amish that are modern Amish but they still wear white capes.
Here is a typical Amish horse and buggy going up the road with a couple in a picture frame.

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