This past weekend Mary, Maria and I drove out to west to the Amana Colonies in Iowa - home of the Zubers. Our dear little german friend Maria invited us to experience her home town - where she was born and raised as well as her parents, her grandparents, her great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents. Yes, they were the original settlers of this BEAUTIFUL town. Because I do not want to butcher the history of this amazing place you can learn more about this German colony here and here - or leave a question below because you will get the best answers for the settlers themselves. I am sure the Zubers would love to answer any questions you have.
But enough words - let me show you how amazing this destination is and how much fun we had.
WARNING: There is a dizzying amount of photos coming.
giant, steroid fed pigs
lots of ladders, very old ladders in vacant barns - love it
every girl's dream - running wild through open fields - oh, just me?
Mary and I tackling our first barbed-wire fence - we're champs
checkin' out Mr. Zuber's deer blind (a must in Iowa)
and the gatherer
the brand new truck - she was a beauty and so lush
the quintessential farmer pose - so much to ponder
so we tried it too
hay bales - hours of fun (and itching)
and corn fields before they are hay bales
downtown Amana - so quaint
so many beautiful, original homes and buildings
dirndls - HOT
the hills are alive, with the sound of music
i love this pic of Mary - so pretty
Maria's family cemetery.