Courtyard Des Moines-Ankeny
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Our day on the road started at 6:45, with 769 Kms under our belt already, in a very fresh -24 degrees Celsius. Our day entailed four states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa including 100 Kms of the worst highway surface conditions either of us have ever endured (yes, even worse than Port Elgin Christmas of 1984 or Grand Forks, ND conference champs of 2006) and there was not even any 'active' weather. Black ice, hard packed snow and crazy drivers made the experience frightful, but ...
... to go.
With -5 registering on the thermometer, we dressed in boots, hats, mittens and parkas and climbed into Freddie. We cranked the heat up to the max and took off in search of warmer temps. As the miles ticked away the inside temp began dropping. There was a breeze coming at us from the rear of the bus that we could not keep at bay. ...
- Woke Up to my car almost being towed - Argued with a gentleman that i was allowed to be there -Got in my car and peeled out -Got a speeding ticket about 3 minutes out -Started Loathing this trip -Got to Des Moines -Mother called saying there was a family emergency -Had to cut the trip short but still having all the requirements for the ...
... as a small city rather than big
town. Being at the center of the state, state capital, and largest city in the
state, Des Moines has some of the amenities of a larger city that most cities
of its metro population lack. Overall Andy didn’t think Des Moines was a bad
place but was glad to leave when he had the opportunity to take a job in a
I timed my visit poorly this time, passing through on a
Monday, so the local ...
So today we drive to the Ozarks. More specifically Osage Beach. Last year we won a gift certificate for a stay at Robins Resort. We have absolutely nothing planned which is something very new for us. We set the GPS with our destination and off we went. By a little after 1 we are hungry so we look for something good in Ottumwa. That may be hard to accomplish. Since our love of pubs runs deep we hope for something along ...