Blogs from Pella, Iowa, United States, North America


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Andrew, the kids, and I drove down to Pella to see their annual tulip festival. They advertise, "You can't say Pella without two lips!" Ha. The town is adorable, and the main streets around the public square are mostly original architecture from when the Dutch settled in the mid- to late-19th century. Actually, the whole town and festival surprised me. It seemed less like the tulip festival that I was expecting and more a grand Dutch festival. Tulips weren't all that prominent in the festival. Don't get me wrong; there were tulips! We learned that there are over 20,000 bulbs planted in the public square. It's just that I was expecting fields of tulip flowers, and maybe a windmill. Instead, we saw people in their handmade Dutch costumes with intricate stitching, beautiful Dutch buildings, original log ... read more
She tippie-toes through the garden
Dutch Dancers
Miniature Golf, Hole 1

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