GIG Discussion forum: Visit to Amana

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ImageTwinLakesChef
May 19, 2011 6:36 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Thank you, Larry & Wilma!

We enjoyed so much that you shared your life with us! I truly enjoyed sampling German food as it is one cuisine I know very little about. Your yard and flowers are lovely. Larry's guided tour of the Amana's was astounding. I was overwhelmed by the dedication in preserving them.

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I really miss these guys; so much fun!
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageTwinLakesChef
May 19, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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Notice on the side of the building where they marked the flood levels

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Most of the homes are built of brick or sand stone



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Friends forever

Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageMoby
May 19, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Lincoln, NE
How lovely! I'm bound to get there one day.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
ImageSharon
May 20, 2011 4:50 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Awwwwwww........
My favorite doggy in the whole world.

Home again home again, whew!!! What a wonderful trip.
Now if I can only get my gazillion pictures loaded....
ImageTwinLakesChef
May 21, 2011 6:56 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Tapping foot and waiting . . .
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageSharon
May 21, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Just keep tapping. You know how many photos I took?? Somewhere around 500. Bet y'all didn't know Iowa had so many wonderful photo ops, did you? Or maybe you did, you just kept it all well hidden.

Still sorting. I have to finish a Spotlight article first, one for publishing tomorrow. Then I will write about my GIG experience..."Life as an Icicle in Iowa".....(teasing of course). And then I want to write about the Amanas and our visit with Larry and Wilma. And then I must write about Arlene's unbelievable food. I will be glued to the computer for days.

I have such beautiful memories.
ImageMaridell
May 21, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
I look forward to reading all about it!
ImageLarryR
May 23, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Great photos, Arlene. Thanks for sharing.

While Arlene is tapping and Sharon is writing, I'll jump into the breech with a few photos of my own. Here is my very favorite--Sharon at a pond in the woods near our home. Such a beautiful expression of sheer joy!

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Sharon and I traipsed along the water's edge, discovering wild strawberries, black raspberries, blackberries, May apples, and a host of other native plants.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageLarryR
May 23, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
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Clockwise from top left: Sharon on Katzebuckel (cat's back) Hill, photographing the Amana villages in the valley below; Sharon, Wilma, and Arlene on the hill; Arlene and Sharon at the pond in the woods; Sharon speaking with local artist, Gordon Kellenberger
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageLarryR
May 23, 2011 3:30 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
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Clockwise from top left: Sharon with Laila on our back patio; Sharon at the Amana Arts Guild with a rug that Wilma's mom hooked and that appeared in National Geographic Magazine; Sharon on our driveway, eating that coveted Blackberry Jam Cake; the three cubiteers on our back patio
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageLarryR
May 23, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
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Sharon's al fresco beauty salon
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageMaridell
May 23, 2011 4:02 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Everything looks so lush! Thanks for sharing your photos, such a lovely place (and lovely people).
ImageSharon
May 23, 2011 5:53 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Sweet memories!

Ahhhhhhhh...look at Arlene, cool as can be, and me in a dozen layers of clothes.

Thank you, Larry.
(still writing...)
ImageTwinLakesChef
May 24, 2011 5:19 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Thanks for the memories, Larry. You and Wilma were such great hosts to Sharon and I. I'll never forget all I learned about the Amana's from you . . . well maybe some.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"

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