Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Which can get old when you go to the same 3 every time.
So, if you are like me at all, THIS might be helpful.
It's a list of all the parks in West Des Moines with info. about restrooms, tables, grills, shelters, play equipment, dogs, etc.
THIS link is way less exciting but has more parks located in Waukee.
THIS link is even less exciting and has info. for Clive parks.
THIS link has all the info. for all 59 of the parks that are located in Des Moines.
Also, for anyone who has not heard...
there will be a Memorial Day BBQ at Wild Rose Park at 5 pm on Monday.
Please bring your own meat to BBQ and a side dish to share with everyone.
See you there!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
you must go here at least once in your life.
And if you go once,
you'll go twice.
West Glen Town Center's Farmer's Market starts on June 5th at 10 am.
Downtown Des Moines also has one that is amazing. It's already going on every Saturday from 7 to noon (right by where the Science Center is).
Monday, May 17, 2010
#1: A-MAY-zing days is on Saturday, May 29th from 3 to 10 pm at Valley Junction. It includes food, drinks, live music, inflatables, BBQ Contest, and Kids activities. Sounds like fun to me.
#2: I discovered a potentially cool little place called Glazed Expressions. It's paint your own pottery. Kinda pricey, but you can find coupons in the newspaper every now and then.
#3: Tokens Family Fun Center. Lazer tag. Mini golf. Pizza. Arcades. Fun. (Again, it's pretty pricey, but could be fun for a special occasion...)
#4: Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. Bumper Boats. Golfing. Batting Cages. Go Karts. Climbing Wall. And more. (Super pricey (what's new?!), but they do have special combo. offers that knock the price down a little.)
#5: Adventureland Amusement Park. I'm thinking it's adventurous. Children 3 and under are free. It's as close as you'll get to Disneyland. (Oh, and it's a water park too.) There are a lot of height restrictions on the rides though, so make sure you check!
#6: The Heritage Carousel of Des Moines. Cutest darn Carousel ever. 50 cents for kids and free for adults to stand. There's also a punch card - pay for 5 rides, get one free. Woohoo!!! Check website for times and days.
#7: Jumping Jacks. 2 for 1 every Tuesday. (I'll just warn you though - this one is so much more fun with a friend.)
#8: Des Moines Botanical Gardens. May 25th at 10am, they are having Toddler Time. Games, music, and a treasure hunt. $1 for kids 1 to 3. Adults are $5. (I have always wanted to go here - it looks enchanting. If you plan on going - call me!!)
#9: Field of Dreams Movie Site. They have built it, you should go... It's 3 hours away, so use good judgment. Could be cool; could be lame. You decide.
#10: If you're looking for cool "staycations" for the summer, check out this list. It could save you some time.
Now go do something fun!!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
(Sorry pic is blurry, taken with my phone, but you can see how big the cinnamon rolls are compared to Hallie)
Overall it was just a fun little place to visit. It kind of had a "Cracker Barrel" country restaurant feel to it, nothing fancy. We thought it was fun. Not sure how their lunch and dinner are but we did get to see a sneak peak of their salad bar and a few entrees as we were leaving that looked delicious! We will definitely be going back!
Click on the BOLDED words above for more information and for their menus.