Pella: A Touch of Holland

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En route to another road trip destination, a friend and I recently made a brief stop in Pella, Iowa in search of some authentic Dutch letters. Pella—a town known for its annual Tulip Time festival—is also home to the largest functioning Dutch windmill in the United States. Unfortunately it was Sunday so all of the bakeries, most of the coffee shops and the town’s historic village were closed.

But that didn’t stop us from wandering up and down the streets, snapping photos and enjoying our sunny Sunday morning. I just couldn’t get over how adorable all of the colorful flowers, intricate window trim and windmill-themed lace curtains were.

We’ll definitely be making another trip back soon for some delicious pastries and a windmill tour—plus I’ve already got next year’s Tulip Time festival marked on my calendar.

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