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Monday, July 8, 2013

George, Iowa ~Tulip Festival~



While in George, Iowa we went to the yearly tulip festive, one problem tho, the tulips were a week  late in flowering so there was not many to see. We did go to the Tulip parade and that was very enjoyable, some of us enjoyed the parade while one of us took the opportunity to take a nap.

What began in 1936 as a small celebration of Orange City’s Dutch heritage has led to over 70 years of what is now known as the Tulip Festival. The annual celebration occurs every third weekend in May.

Below are some pics of the festival that I took


Clog Dancers clogs


Took about 20 shots to get a picture of these clogs.


All Hand Made


Promise – No more clogs.


This little toddler was so bloody cute pushing this little red wagon.


In full period costume


Horse drawn Cart


More kids in the Parade.

little boy

That’s some serious clogs

little girl

Now !!  Where are his clogs.

penny farthling

Yes, Its one of them !!

street washing

In Holland they actually wash the streets.

period costume

A couple watching the parade in Period costumes


Us after the parade.


Mike taking a afternoon nap while watching the Parade.

aussie tshirt


The guy that owns this t-shirt is Mike and Audrey's son in law. I was a little taken back by seeing a  Aussie t-shirt at the Orange County Tulip Festival in Iowa, USA .  BACA  stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse.

black what

Black Jack !!

big clogs

I lied, one last pic of some clogs. O bet they weighed a ton


And that my friends in the Tulip Festival that had no tulips. Had a fun day , Will finish our trip here in a few days.

George, Iowa Mike & Audrey's Place


Had a great stop here with our friends and Bosses from Mission Texas. They to have a full hoop up site in their back yard.


In our full hoop up site, complete with hot Tub right out of the front door and swimming pool, just in case it got hot, which it didn’t.


We had our own personal Gardner. 


I think Mike has spent to much time in Texas, He has BIG TOYS


Every morning Audrey would msg us and say Breakfast is ready on the Balcony.


Dann Mike and Audrey

On The Road Part 3


Before I go any further, I found a little picture and I want to put it in here for a friend of ours, You know who you are Wanker..


Katanning is a little town in Western Australia .



Ok, Now on to our  travels. I am trying to play catch up here, so just going to post some pictures and a little info on how we got to Algoma, Wisconsin.  Our first stop was in San Antonio for a few days, A  few more than we anticipated actually but well worth the  rest. Next stop was DeKalb, Texas for a week to visit our friends Joy and Dewayne who we had worked with in Mission Texas.  Joy and DeWayne had to cut their working holiday short and head back to Oklahoma City to take care of DeWaynes mum who was failing very fast. I didn’t want to see them go nor did Joy want to go, but family comes first. So of they went and I had to find new victims to beat at Hand n Foot. Carol was a very willing victim.

gate guard

Had to take a picture of this as we drove along. A Gate Guard at the entrance to a Oil Rig site, all I can say is POOR BASTARDS


Joys Dad Art, Lovely man


We parked up in the back yard of the Joys Dads place, He has two full hook up sites. Joy and DeWayne were in one and we in the other. Had a great week of rest and card playing here. I love this place, its out in the bush away from everything.


Plenty of room


Joy and me

hoarehound candy

Had to snap a pic of these Lollies, These are Arts favorite, they don’t taste to bad either.


A Black Orchid growing in their yard


I thought the colour of this was beautiful.

After a great week with our friends it was time to move on.

Next stop George, Iowa