Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I left my heart in...Des Moines?

I would have never guessed that Des Moines was so cool.
I mean NEVER.
When I think of Iowa, I can't think of one thing that stands out.
I think of corn.

However, thanks to my husband's cousin, we went to Des Moines over the holiday weekend.
We went because Tina got married to a wonderful guy named Kent!
In fact, they're enjoying their honeymoon as we speak.

Kent and Tina: great couple!

Anyway, I'll tell you why DM is so cool.

It has a real downtown. We went to the farmers' market on Saturday, and it was awesome! It was HUGE! I would bet it's about four times bigger than the tent-spread at Artsfest. Vendors from all over were there-- fruits and veggies were sold... but what impressed me was the ethnic food choices. Indian food at 9 a.m.? What about Hmong eggrolls? I bought about a pound and a half of morel mushrooms. Pretty impressive.

It seemed clean. Maybe I wasn't watching closely enough, but it certainly felt clean.

Anyway, there are probably more reasons, but honestly, we were there for the wedding... so we were devoted to that. What a great weekend!


Tammy said...

I can't believe you were in Des Moines over the Memorial Day weekend. So were we! We even ate dinner downtown on Saturday night at a cool French place called Django. And yes, the farmer's market is amazing.

Des Moines is a pretty cool place even if my sister dubs it the "coldest freakin' place on earth."

staff said...

You know it's cool if it's the hometown of Jason Ferber.