Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

Tulip Time in Pella and Orange City, IA Celebrating Dutch ancestry and culture kick off our look at area summer festivals. Pella, Iowa, celebrates the 81st annual Tulip Time festival May 5-7. Parades, tours of the working windmill and great food are part of the events for the central Iowa community. We have visited Pella […]

Welcome to Spring

It’s here! It’s here! Not the new phone book (Steve Martin fans, smile). Spring. Spring time is upon us. Time to put away the heavy coats, mittens, scarves and galoshes. Time to break out the windbreaker, umbrellas and sneakers. Ah, yes, spring time. Does anything beat spring, with trees sprouting new leaves and new flowers […]

Wyatt Earp, tulip festival combine for fantastic day trip to Pella, Iowa

Tiny Tim may have tiptoed through the tulips, but a western legend actually called the city of tulips home. Wyatt Earp lived in Pella, Iowa, for 14 years. His family moved to the area when he was a year old. You may recall Earp from western folklore as one of the heroes of the “Gunfight […]

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