This was a field full of cows on our way to the Amana Colonies...if you have a tomtom gps follow the signs for the colonies not the gps. We were so lost and finally ended up in the center of an adorable town-thanks helpful stranger for your great directions! Next we ended up in the colonies with was pleasantly surprising. We are very much on the go type of people so we were unsure of how the slow pace shops would fit into our ideal vacation. If you travel to the colonies I highly recommend the dandelion wine-it was delicious! We spent the afternoon roaming around the shops and visiting the various bakeries and wineries. Little miss ended up with an adorable couch tissue box holder and I found great handmade jewelry.
After the colonies it was time to visit the Tanger Outlets:
The weather was perfect and there were so many great sales! For the first time in a long time we left a place with something for everyone. It is usually very difficult to find something we all enjoy so this was a high point of the trip. My husband find a great new silicon coffee cup from Harry & David along with all these great snacks
I thought the chocolate covered cherries were amazing and the whole family agreed that everyone has to try the Moose Munch-what a sweet, crunch snack!
After a long day of shopping it was time to head on our way home. Although we were only in Iowa a few short days it was the perfect slow down kind of vacation. Be on the look out for our next stop-Mackinaw City, Michigan!