Pella Tulip Time May 3rd 2014 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 tha ... read more
North America » United States » Iowa » Pella Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
I originally created this blog as a travel journal for my backpacking trip in Europe in May of 2006. Using the blog was such a positive experience--it became a log of my itinerary and allowed friends and family to follow me on my travels--that I decided to keep it going. My vacationing experience has evolved from traveling with friends to traveling with my husband to traveling with our children. I hope you enjoy reading about my travels, and please feel free to email me with any questions.... full info