Archives For Des Moines

A Box of Eggs…..

November 17, 2012

It is not everyday that you see such an assortment of eggs :)   I discovered this one at the Historical Center in Des Moines in 2010. Thought you might find it interesting.

 

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This was part of the village at the Farms. The main attraction were three farms representing different eras of America’s past. It was a neat place to visit.

Bicycle Rack??

October 19, 2010

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Ok the picture above is of a bicycle rack. No there are no bicycles in it that is the rack.  So in this case editing did not strecth the truth.  This is one of many unique bicycle racks found in downtown Des Moines Iowa.  We visited there in June of this year. It is a very interesting city and worth the four days we stayed there to tour.

The Des Moines Botanical Center is not one of the largest we have visited but it probably one of the best maintained (both inside and out). Date Visited June 2010

These pictures of the Iowa Historical Museum, that is in front of the Capital Building, were also taken during our June 2010 trip. Besides the Iowa political primaries section of the museum one of my favorite things was the skyscraper made from Leggo blocks that was in the lobby.

Here are some pictures from inside the Des Moines Capital building.  I particularly like the library with the spiral staircase.  As usual click on any photo below to see a larger image.

Let’s stay in Des Moines for a few more posts. Here are some pictures of the outside of the Capital building.  It is one of the most beautiful capitals we have visited in the U.S. But, we did get there at the peak flower time. Whenever we visit a State we always try to manage a visit to the Capital.