I am supposed to be working on a school supplies project but of course I can’t get the photos off of my phone so my husband had to run to Walmart SO I thought I would share two photos I took while we were out in Iowa. The photos are in downtown Pella which (I think) is the next closest town to where we will be living. The town we are living in, I am told, has a grand total of 26 houses! That is smaller than my subdivision I am living in!! :) It will be a huge change for our family but we are really excited. Other than our school and a church there are no businesses that I am aware of in our town other than farmers. SO instead of showing you photos of cornfields I found something a bit prettier to look at! :)
Isn’t this amazing? It’s the Vermeer Windmill which if I understand correctly was handmade in Holland (yes Europe!) and sent over to Iowa in pieces and then reconfigured. Once we move we’ll have to do a little more exploring! It is a predominately Dutch area so there are beautiful tulips and building and bakeries galore!
Here is the little shopping area in town – isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? I didn’t get a picture but there is even a huge Dutch clock that is very interesting off the road. I’ve lived through 3 snowy winters when we used to live in Chicago but my kids have not. And from the sound of it where we are in Iowa will bring a LOT more snow that I’ve ever seen before. Needless to say I will be scouting around for a LOT of winter gear this year as I’m sure that my kids especially will want to be out in the snow quite a bit! I promised them both new shiny sleds!! Are those brick molds for snow worth it? Any tips on snow gear that I should know about? On my son’s school supply list I saw he needed a backpack big enough for snow pants….I’m guessing snow pants are a special clothing that they put over their clothes? I have a LOT to learn!!