Randy and Deb Anderson were kind enough to put together a wonderful Spring Drive to Pella, Iowa, to enjoy all the tulips in bloom – and before the hordes descended in just a few more days for the annual Tulip Time festival.
Beginning promptly at 10 am from MINI of Des Moines, this meandering drive found everyone in Pella by noon. There, the sights (such as the authentic Dutch windmill and quaint shops located in the Netherlands-inspired buildings surrounding the traditional town square), smells of literally thousands of tulips in bloom, and tastes (Dutch Letters at Jaarsma Bakery!) were enjoyed by all. Once in Pella, everyone was able to enjoy lunch and all the sights at their own pace, heading back home at their leisure.