Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... of the condition of the on/off ramps kept us going, though slooooowly.
Other than that, I saw a car manufacturing plant in Flint with the most smoke stacks ever, I had my first crossing of the mighty Mississippi River (maybe at its most narrow point at Le Clair, IL), saw loads of farms in Iowa, drove my first two hours of the trip, and witnessed Bob master the new iExit app on my phone to find the best hotel here in the lovely Des Moines, Iowa. Oh yeah, and finished at +3 ...
We took the plunge and pulled out of the driveway. The house was pretty well emptied and Freddie was filled to near capacity with The Liitle Gulp firmly fastened to her car dolly. We had agonized over the weather reports (-25 wind chills with near blizzard wind gusts on Valentine's Day) and decided to wait it out until Sunday. Well, here we were. It was time to go.
With -5 registering on the thermometer, we dressed in boots, hats, mittens ...
- 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 ...
... about any unhealthy combination of fried fatty foods imaginable. Basically it was heaven on a fried stick.
We had a great time along with everyone else.
On the way home we spied a pool hall within walking distance of our hotel, so we parked the car and walked the half mile to the pool hall. Somehow we got talking to the owners who fed us free drinks and shots until we could take no more punishment and had to perform a white ninja.
Tonight is our second game of the ten we chose this season. The Grand Rapid Griffins are in town and that means we will be donning our Red Wings gear. Tonight is Halloween Costume Night and there is Trick-or-Treating on the Concourse. Post game skate but no skate rental so you better bring yours from home. We head to the game for a bit of pre-gaming. A couple of friends join us and we are off to the game. Lets go uh.... Griffins! (Sorry Wild, we are die hard Red Wings ...