Amana, Iowa’s Water Tower In The Background Of The Town.
We checked out the original meat shop and smokehouse from the mid-1800’s. Still in the original building. I love seeing the brick and stone buildings. They are so well made, they held up nicely. Lasting through tornado’s, floods and such, they certainly don’t make things like this anymore.
And of course we donated some of our money to the local economy. We had to get some German sausage from the meat shop. They are still using the same recipe for all there products, still made right there. That was dinner for the night, YUM. The Chocolate Haus was also a big hit. No need to go into details there as what we had bought didn’t last long. All I have to say is, have you ever had a real, home-made caramel chew? They also use the original recipes that have been handed down for over 100 years. They obviously know what they are doing. The Wine, Cheese and Jelly Shop had home-made preserves we just had to try.
Raspberry Jalapeno anyone? There are also quite a few wineries in town. We only went to one, as the others have more fruit wines (not our favorite) than dry table wines, which we prefer. So we of course walked away with a couple bottles for our fridge.
All in all, it was a nice outing. Not sure if we’d go back. Once you’ve been there, there’s not much else around to see or do. Maybe if we’re out this way in a few years, and we are looking for some really good chocolate, or sausage, or wine, or home baked bread or preserves, we’ll stop on by. Other than that, we can always order from there online stores. Oooooo….If the Chocolate Haus ships we’re in trouble!
Nice Flower Garden On The Side Of A House. Note The Grape Vine Trellis On The Side, Which Is On Every House.
OH….Did I mention the corn? There’s lots of it, which we expected. However, I’m not sure what they fertilize this corn with, but it is gigantic! We have a corn field less than a mile from our house in Rochester, NY but these fields put that to shame. I can’t even call what we have by our house a corn field anymore after seeing this. We of course had to take a picture with us in the corn. I feel like such tourists when we do that.