Days 7 & 8: Des Moines, IA to MinnesotaAfter a long week, Des Moines was low key. On a very hot day, we spent the afternoon at a municipal pool and visited the Saylorville Dam.
|Penny helped set the picnic table for dinner|
I'm so glad we stayed because not long after leaving on Saturday morning, we realized we were super close to Reiman Gardens at Iowa State in Ames. We'd been last summer when visiting SCAD friends in town from Savannah and decided it was worth another visit. But, first we munched on a delicious buffet breakfast at the IowaStater restaurant.
During our visit, we explored several student-led installation exhibits. P loved a giant beehive she could climb inside.
We saw beautiful flying insects in the impressive butterfly space, learned more about pollinator gardens and registering our Monarch waystation. Overall, a wonderful way to spend a few hours at the end of a long trip.
Although I was ready to go home, I also wanted to see more. I'm already thinking about the next road trip. Where will our Suburu take us next?