Our trip was great. We weren't quite sure what we were in for, driving 11 hours with Maile. We thought it might be hard, but surprisingly -- most of it wasn't, at all! Her sleep schedule even stayed mostly on track. And when one of our very first visits was to the famous Jaarsma Bakery, we knew it was going to be one awesome visit. Pella is known for its traditional Dutch architecture, and I have to say, it definitely has lovely European flair!
It was wonderful connecting with my parents, sister, and nephew (none of whom we get to see often enough), eating familiar meals, and just spending time in a small town, where everything moves a little slower (Denver may not be a frantic big city, but it's still a city).