A Fun Girl’s Weekend in Pella, Iowa!

May 12, 2012

Hello everyone!  I truly hope you are having a great weekend!  Happy Mother’s Day to any Mom reading this….I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!   Truly, you haven’t “lived” until you attend The Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa.    My sister-in-law, Julie Bogaards Holt, is originally from Pella.  She was so sweet to invite my Mom and I to the famous festival  last weekend.  WOW!  I am STILL thinking about all of the wonderful food, Dutch dancing, parades and, fun fellowship we shared!  Pella is a Dutch town and, nearly EVERY citizen in that town helps throw this amazing festival, every year!  I was deeply encouraged to see the spirit of this “small town, USA”  and they hosted thousands for this awesome weekend.  You REALLY need to go and see this sometime!   Pella, Iowa is a charming and hospitable town!  You won’t regret it! 



Gorgeous pink tulips!!!

We ate at this AMAZING Greek restaurant!  Kaldera…..YUM!   Julie and Mom. Tulip Time tickets….we were all set!!!!A Dutchman, making the famous Poffertjes…..little pancake like pastries….SO GOOD! A warm plate of poffertjes….served with powdered sugar,  so good! Who knew?  Wyatt Earp’s boyhood home is Pella, Iowa.A demonstration of carving wooden shoes….neat!!!A view of the pretty town of Pella, Iowa.This was SO good!  A pork tenderloin sandwich….I think I swallowed it whole!  YUM!!!!Stepping into some BIG Dutch shoes!!!! 

  • Julie Holt

    Thanks Beth for enjoying my home town. I had soooo much fun with you and Marcie. It will be a trip I won’t forget.

  • Carolyn Skaggs

    Sounds like a perfect girl weekend trip. I especially love the shoes.

  • kathy daughrity

    Love the pictures!!! Sounds like so much fun!!!!

  • Marcie Holt

    So enjoyed the Pella trip with my girls….we did laugh a lot!!! A wonderful memory for me. Happy Mother’s Day to all who read this!

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