Red Haw State Park is covered in Redbuds! DH and I took a road trip to Southern Iowa today. The park is located near the town of Chariton. Timing could not have been more perfect.
Then on to Pella. Pella is a Dutch community, with an annual "Tulip Time" fesitval every May. This year, I'm afraid the tulips may be past their prime. They were the most beautiful I have ever seen them - today - which is two weeks before their festival. The whole town is covered with gorgeous beds of tulips.
So, this year we missed the street dancers in their wooden shoes, and the street washing that they do. We weren't tempted by all the junk food vendors either. We experienced absolutely gorgeous tulips and no crowds! Not a bad way to end a spring road trip.