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Summer in the City: Des Moines Edition

As the snow melts and the trees begin to bloom, there’s a certain energy that returns to the air, especially in a place with harsh winters like Iowa. But no more so than in the early days of summer. As a kid, that meant never wearing shoes, devouring endless books for summer reading, picking raspberries in the backyard, and escaping to the lake for a long weekend.

Even though I no longer have summers off, I try to approach summer with the same sense of excitement. And while I’m not a big fan of the oppressive humidity or buzzing mosquitos that accompany the season, there are a lot of things I absolutely adore about Des Moines in the summer.

Update: 101 in 1,001

I’m a little less than six months into my 101 in 1,001 challenge and though I’ve been busy, I’ve actually been making a little progress. 1. Finish list of 101 things (1/30/14) Not going to…

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Weeknights at the Iowa Cubs

I’ve always been a sucker for baseball. There’s nothing that fully encapsulates summer for me quite like spending the afternoon at a baseball game. So it’s a very happy accident that the home of the Chicago Cubs’ Triple A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs, is located mere blocks from my new apartment…

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Iowa Cubs

As corny as it sounds, I strongly believe that there is nothing that says summer quite like a baseball game. I have never really been one for watching sports extensively. Yes, occasionally I’ll tune in…