9Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Des Moines on it’s A-game

Des Moines on it’s A-game

Jun 20, 2014

As Pete may have mentioned, last week was significant for many of my close friends and family.  With the events leading up to and surrounding Saturday, we had a rare opportunity to host our out of town guests and show them Des Moines, our great Capital City. People can talk about how they plan to visit Iowa, however it’s one thing when they have to...

Driving in Des Moines

Driving in Des Moines

Apr 17, 2013

About a year before I moved to Des Moines my brother in law gave my husband and I his Volvo 240 station wagon as he had recently purchased a new car. Driving in NYC is an adventure to say the least. There’s usually a lot of traffic and it’s impossible to find parking spaces. Every driver is very impatient-the millisecond a light turns green people start...

Raccoon River Park: Taking the Loop

Raccoon River Park: Taking the Loop

Aug 17, 2012

I thought I knew Raccoon River Park pretty well a few months ago.  It has the beach, dog park, baseball diamonds, fishing, and the Nature Lodge that people will sometimes invite me to their weddings at.  The new discovery this spring was the 3.2 mile circle that wraps around the lake, and has quickly become one of my favorites for fitting in a...

Unsure about 80/35? Then You Need To Go.

Unsure about 80/35? Then You Need To Go.

Jul 6, 2012

For those who are unsure about 80/35, then you probably have not been down here before.  In the previous 4 years, I can’t recall talking to anyone who’s ever regretted attending this (even during the rain storms 3 years ago). Let’s first get over the fact that it’s going to be hot…like over 100 degrees hot today.  Today’s...

Bring Tough Mudder to Des Moines?

Bring Tough Mudder to Des Moines?

May 25, 2012

Last week’s scene in Somerset was pretty awesome and it wasn’t restricted to the packed mud.  Those of us from the Iowa crew who made the trip to Tough Mudder Twin Cities (which was held just over the border in Somerset, Wisconsin), would agree that this is an event with a lot of potential here in the Midwest.  The surrounding towns were packed...