We then hit the road, and were in Adair for breakfast where Jesse James and his gang carried out a train robbery. The park was very nice, with a small playground and picnic tables. We were off to Des Moines for our next stop.
In Des Moines it was the first day of the State Fair, and we thought long about attending. However, the crowds, my need for a haircut, and the need to pick up Ty at the airport put us short on time so we did not get there. We drove through down town, no one wanted to get out, but have a couple pictures from the car.
|801 Grand, tallest building in Des Moines|
|church through the bugged windshield|
|Des Moines Arboretum part of botanical garden|
|Cow and calf outside dairy|
We picked up Ty, and then headed for something to eat. We chose Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, which was a good choice. They had breakfast as well as dinner. I had the chicken fried steak with banana cream pie. Very good.
We then checked in to the hotel, and I was able to get in a swim. Not the largest of pools, but I could get a bit of a swim in swimming diagonally. The highlight of the day was picking up our Caleb. This was Thursday August 13.