Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Mixology Night: Mix. Mingle. Music. Tesla

Mixology Night: Mix. Mingle. Music. Tesla

Apr 3, 2014

I truly love the Science Center.  I’m always interested in how things work and the hands-on approach at the Science Center expands on that interest.  I particularly like the Star Theatre.  You lie on the floor and enjoy the narrated star show played out across the ceiling.  The one thing I don’t like is contending with the children.  Yes I know the...

Moving Season

Moving Season

Mar 17, 2014

My wife and I are getting ready to move. We are moving to the suburbs – please don’t judge me. The truth is, my wife likes the schools outside the city, and wants to be able to enjoy the city more when we come to shop, spend time with friends and explore the countless things there are to do in Des Moines. If you are new, I encourage you to check out the...

Des Moines Offers Options at Any Age

Des Moines Offers Options at Any Age

Feb 4, 2014

The first time I moved to Des Moines I was 15, a sophomore in high school, and lived in the small (used to be), remote (used to be) Des Moines suburb of Ankeny.  Back then I had no driver’s license, no car, few friends and an extremely cautious mother.  Therefore, my trips out of Ankeny were limited and I really didn’t go anywhere except the occasional...

Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest Jr.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest Jr.

Jan 30, 2014

Last Sunday, I found myself trying to embrace the hope of Spring while standing outside of the Science Center of Iowa waiting for Bacon Fest, Jr. to open up.  I was with my mom, my little sister, and about 50 other people in line to pick up will call tickets and being thankful that the biting wind was all we had to contest with weather-wise (if someone could...

Parlo Pizza? Si, Parlo Pizza – The Hottest Thing in Pizza in Des Moines.

Parlo Pizza? Si, Parlo Pizza –  The Hottest Thing in Pizza in Des Moines.

Aug 7, 2013

Got 90 seconds? You’ll want to try the best food at the Iowa State Fair, on a stick or otherwise. Parlo Pizza, already wafting garlic/basil-scented waves throughout the Des Moines food scene, will be parked near Grandfather’s Barn and the Wine Experience. That’s #29 on your Iowa State Fair map and soon to be #1 in your heart. “Parlo” means “I...