Friday, May 1, 2009

Trying on Wooden Shoes

The girls, their grandparents, and I traveled to Pella, Iowa, as an extension of the girls' unit study about the Netherlands. Pella was originally a Dutch settlement in the 1800s.

It has prospered since that time, and each year the community does a cultural festival. We traveled the week before the festival so it was much quieter and more peaceful. We could enjoy the over 80,000 tulips that were planted throughout the town. It was a stunning example of tulip gardening.

The girls are in a store adjacent to the Klokkenspel. We had some time to look around before the Klokkenspel went off at 1 p.m.

Here, the girls found their sizes in the wooden shoes. They aren't the most comfortable shoes...perhaps with padding they might be more comfortable. However, the girls certainly had fun trying them on and walking around in them.

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