We temporarily left the Lewis and Clark circuit to visit Phil's relatives in Iowa. But first, we spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Marion County Campground in Knoxville, IA. (It was hot and we wanted electric.) It was packed, of course, but what a nice place - electric sites were only $12 if you were old, $14 if not!
I forgot to take any pictures of the campground, but this is the county courthouse in town. It seems like all Iowa county seats have beautiful courthouses.
They had a festival going on at the Historical Village and Museum right next to the campground. Lots of artisans in historical costumes, but I always check out the spinners -
To see if they have bare feet. And they always do! This one was not quite authentic with her painted toes...
The museum has many old buildings, including this well-stocked store.
Hmmmm.... That doesn't look too healthy...
On Sunday, we went to visit the Dutch town of Pella. The 1850s-style Vermeer Windmill is the tallest operating windmill in the US.
There are even canals running through the main shopping area.
In the park is a gigantic sundial.
Even the police station is cute!
And too bad I wasn't here for the Tulip Festival.