Following a family genealogy research three years ago and the discovery of relatives with ties to the Czech Republic from this, Aneta Stryckova came to visit her Iowa "Chmelik" family in January.
Aneta's five day visit included experiencing: a snowmobile ride, shopping and her first tenderloin in Des Moines, her first maidrite at Marshalltown's "Taylor's" and the Czech Village in Cedar Rapids.
A family supper was held at King Tower which included a surprise 17th birthday celebration. Hosts Al and Tonya provided another family night which included grilled Iowa beef, table and Wii games. Aneta made a special connection with her cousin Lydia sharing many common interests.
Aneta Stryckova is pictured with the Chmelik family Century Farm sign during her Tama visit in January. -Photo provided
Aneta is currently an exchange student attending high school in Cornelius, North Carolina and will return home in June to the Czech Republic.
If you are interesting in finding more family heritage from the Czech Republic go to www.czechfamily.com "Dr. Miroslav Koudelka-Ancestry Research, Tours, & Translation". This has been one of the best experiences for our family ever!