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More Clay County Fair 2023

The Clay County Fair was the last town festival, farmer’s market, or fair I attended in 2023. Our Fridays are going to get a little change-up in the future. Probably more travel photography. Maybe I can finally start in on the Memphis pictures? Who knows what will happen, but it will be excited to see!

Here are the rest of the pictures from my trip to the Clay County Fair with Carla:


Clay County Fair - 2023

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Pickle Pizza?

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

It was definitely a good trip. I hope that Carla and I get to go again this year!

The Big Easy – Day 2 & 3 Phone Pictures

Today is my mother-in-law Colleen’s birthday, so I need to wish her a happy birthday.


Baby Tri-Force 1st Birthday Party
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope your birthday is magical!

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I didn’t take many phone pictures on Day 2 and Day 3 in New Orleans, so I’m combining them into one post. Day 2 is when the work begins on setting up for The Big Meeting. Day 3 involves a “training” session and then finishing off setup. But I had sometime to explore on those days.

Here are the pictures:


Day 2 - New Orleans
I started Day 2 with a leftover beignet from Cafe Du Monde.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Then I took a walk up to Jackson Square to see if it was open. It wasn’t.

Day 2 - New Orleans
But got a nice view of the Saint Louis Cathedral.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Then I walked down the river walk and found this cool collection of love locks.

Day 2 - New Orleans
I would love to know this story.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Preach.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Tony and I got to the Convention Center while they were still putting the booth together.

Day 2 - New Orleans
This is by far and I mean by FAR the fastest internet we’ve ever had in a booth.

Day 2 - New Orleans
These snacks were delicious!

Day 2 - New Orleans
The booth put together.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Back at the hotel. I’m kind of a connoisseur of southern mayonnaise. This one has ALL the yolks.

Day 2 - New Orleans
One of my goals was to ride the trolley.

Day 2 - New Orleans
They stopped the trolley so this girl could take a graduation photo with it.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Inside trolley.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Pralines!

Day 2 - New Orleans
That night I had supper with Kim, Michelle, Diane and Gina. Afterwards I ended back up at Jackson Square.

Day 2 - New Orleans

Day 2 - New Orleans
This is the New Orleans Holocaust Memorial.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Final picture I took before going back to the hotel.


Day 3 starts with a 4 hour training session that feels like 8 hours.


Back to the Convention Center.


Got done early enough that I could see the inside of the Saint Louis Cathedral.


They took credit cards.


It is pretty in there.


The altar.


I didn’t take a horse and carriage ride. But I wish I had.


Best name for a restaurant. Ever!


The Rolling Stones played the Jazz Festival the night before.


Taking the trolley to the Garden District.


This guy openly boozed on the trolley. Was super friendly.


Nood Fountain in Audubon Park.


Back on Canal Street. Maybe my favorite graffiti ever.


Last cell phone picture of Day 3.

Still 4 more days of cell phone pictures left to share.

BurgerTime: Williamson Field Work

A few weeks back, Teresa and I went to Pella so I could photograph their tulips. After getting enough of the Dutch, we drove a few miles south to Williamson (Population 120) to try one of the finalists for Best Burger in Iowa. The burger at the Williamson Tavern.

The finalists were:
1. Big Head Burger – Waterloo
2. Chuckwagon Restaurant – Adair
3. Flight Bar + Grille – Huxley
4. Houston’s on Main – Milo
5. JJ’s Tavern + Grill – Ankeny
6. Lucile’s @ The Continental Hotel – Centerville
7. The Flying Elbow – Marshalltown
8. The Market at the Tap
9. Wilder @ Graduate – Iowa City
10. Williamson Tavern – Williamson

I had already eaten at Flight and The Flying Elbow. The have both won in the past. Milo is probably closer to Pella, but the chance of me being near Williamson anytime soon are pretty rare, so I thought I would give them the first shot to impress me.

Here are some pictures:


Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern
It was really dark in there, so the pictures aren’t great.

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern
I got the sour cream and chives fries.

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Burgertime:  Williamson Tavern

Cutting to the chase. This is a really good bar burger. It was tasty. It was moist. It hit the spot after walking all over Pella. But one of the best burgers in Iowa? I have my doubts.

I would definitely eat at the Williamson Tavern again. I would crush another one of those burgers. But don’t know I would drive out of my way to go there.

The Williamson Tavern can be found here:

108 South Avenue
Williamson, Iowa

HOURS
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday -10:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM
Wednesday – 10:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM
Thursday – 10:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM
Friday – 10:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM

Saturday -10:30 AM–10 PM

Next Sunday’s food adventure will involve chicken feet.

But…

How is my efforting to live a healthy lifestyle going?

This week my weight went down 2.9 pounds. I am now down 41.2 pounds since starting Noom. I have reached my May 30 goal weight! WooHoo! I am 13.4 pounds away from my ultimate goal weight*. My next intermittent goal? I I’ll go with to be down another 3.4 pounds in the next 2 weeks. To have only 10 more pounds to goal. Although. I can say for certain that after I reach my “ultimate goal weight” that goal weight will change. I’m going to guess with about another 25 pounds or so. We’ll see. I have to make that weight first.

I ate better this week than last week and I was able to carve out a little bit more time for exercise than last week. Although I did eat pretty terrible on Friday and Saturday. Well not THAT bad. But I did have 2 lunches on Saturday. Plus at some delicious Zeno’s pizza and then followed it with the world’s largest raspberry ice cream cone from The Original Starbuck’s.

But weight isn’t the only measure (or even the most important measure) of positive results. This is one measure that actually happened at the beginning of the month, but I really forgot to report it. First, I fit so much better in an airplane seat now. Not roomy by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely better. But more importantly, usually at these company meetings by the end of the day my legs are just done. On the most recent trip to New Orleans, my legs and entire body may have been tired, but they weren’t crying for ibuprofen. That is huge. Makes me look forward to the Iowa State Fair even more! I need to get my first 25,000 step day in at some point! Came so close in New Orleans, but not quite there!

Since I started using Fitbit on February 20, 2024 (96 days) I’ve:

+ Taken 1,201,271 steps
+ Averaged 9,333 steps a day for the last 7 days
+ Walked 555.65 miles
+ Averaged walking 5.78 miles a day

That is all to report for now.

*Ultimate goal weight subject to change.

Omaha, Somewhere in Middle America

We are officially a week from my birthday, so I am no longer accepting happy birthday wishes. If you failed to meet the deadline, better luck wishing next year.

I did have a pretty great birthday though. Mostly it was just hanging out with Bokeh and the chaos she brings. But at night, there was a Movie Night in the Union Street Theater. As it was my birthday month, I got to select the movies. I chose 1975 for the “theme” of the movies. For the B movie I selected LISZTOMANIA. Which deliver on everything that a MOVIE NIGHT movie should. For the feature, I selected SHAMPOO. Which was a bit of a dud. Maybe it was funnier or more revolutionary in its day. It was worth watching and a disappointment at the same time.

My favorite birthday present I received was Nora planting a flower in my honor at her school. My favorite birthday wish came from Elainie as it combined wishing me a happy birthday with my disdain and hatred for Facebook:

Happy Birthday Uncle Chris!! Sabas & I posted on fb earlier, but I know you don’t get on often. We hope you have had a wonderful day!

It wasn’t perfect. Shouldn’t have posted birthday wishes on Facebook at all, but it is good enough for me.

I also got an amazing letter in the mail wishing me a happy birthday from Harrison Gorshe. It 100% made my day! It basically wished me a happy birthday and let me know he was glad I got a dog. I need to take Bokeh over there to meet the Gorshes at some point. I haven’t taken her to meet a lot of people. Really I haven’t taken her to meet many people yet. Elizabeth, Kim, and Ron at the Computer Mine. She has met plenty of people that have come to the house to meet her though. Andy, Anders, Alexis, Kanoa, Anela, Logan, Jonah, Greyson, Dahlia, Amanda, Jesse, Willy, Jay, Jason, Monica, Graham, and Teresa. Plus several neighbors have come over to meet her. Her dance card has been pretty full. She might be the Diamond of the Season. (Reference for my BRIDGERTON peeps out there. I’m still pretty sad that my 2 favorite characters (Eloise and Penelope) aren’t friends any longer. I’m sure it will work out.)

But I digress. Thanks again for all the birthday wishes that came through in person visits, text messages, phone calls, Snapchat… Teams, yeah I guess we will count Teams. It was a good enough birthday!

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I spent the night at Bill’s swanky bachelor pad after going to see Brandi Carlile. It was so amazingly hot those days. The heat index was well into triple digits. Before I headed back to the Cyclone State Bill and I did some minor exploring of Omaha. We went to Union Station, which is now a museum.

Here are some pictures:


Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Orange City Tulip Festival - 2023

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Still a couple more collection of images from my day with Bill left to share!

Clay County Fair 2023

Last year I crossed the Clay County Fair off my Iowa Bucket List when I went to the last couple of hours of it with Carla. She had entered several pictures in the photo contest.

There are a few people out there that claim that the Clay County Fair is better than the Iowa State Fair. It isn’t. Not even close actually. However, it is by far the best county fair I’ve ever seen. It isn’t close. While it isn’t as good as the Iowa State Fair I can see why people make the comparison. It is huge for a county fair! Definitely worth going to check out!

Here is the first collection of images from the trip:


Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

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Clay County Fair - 2023

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Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

Clay County Fair - 2023

I have one more collection of images from this trip to share.

The Big Easy – Day 1 Phone Pictures – Beta

When we last checked in on Day 1 of my trip to New Orleans for work I was just about to get on the plane in Saint Louis to finish the trip to New Orleans.


New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Goodbye Saint Louis!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Thanks Southwest! I’m sure I won’t hate you by the end of this trip.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Southwest! The last of the great romantics!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Well, what is yours?

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Getting close!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
On the ground!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
And they didn’t even lose my luggage!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
We have to find our own transportation from the airport to the hotel now. Like commoners!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
View from our room. Not bad!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
So this is Bourbon Street.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
My church is getting new shirts. I’ll just say this idea was shot down.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
“So I lay prostrate before the LORD for these forty days and forty nights, because the LORD had said he would destroy you.”

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I don’t get why this is such a popular combination in New Orleans, but it is.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Kim!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I wish I would have had some Fat Boy’s Pizza on this trip.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I know a few.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Seems like the kind of church that has credit card swipers in the sanctuary.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Never had any ice cream on this trip either.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Best shirt I saw in New Orleans.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Trolley!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
3rd best shirt I saw in New Orleans.

Most of Day 1 was spent resting in the hotel and wandering around Bourbon Street and the Jackson Square area. This was by far the day I took the most cell phone pictures. However, there are plenty more pictures to share from the rest of the trip.

Tenderloining: Belle Plaine Field Work

On my way back from the Eclipse Road Trip I stopped in Belle Plaine to cross another thing off my list of things I want to do in 2024. That was to eat at the historic Lincoln Cafe. It isn’t a restaurant that necessarily has a reputation for any particular food item, but I wanted to experience an old Lincoln Highway roadside diner that has been open since 1928. So I went with my old standby, the tenderloin.

Here are some pictures:


Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Tenderloining: Lincoln Cafe

Since I’ve eaten there, I watched an episode of “Iowa Road Trip” where they stopped at the Lincoln Cafe. From there I learned that their Beer Battered Chicken Strips are what they are known for. If I ever make it back, I’ll have to give them a try.

The verdict, the food was really good. It wasn’t spectacular. I would definitely go back, but I don’t know I would seek it out. Except maybe to try those Beer Battered Chicken Strips. But they got many of the tenderloin essentials right. The bun was toasted. The meat to bun ratio was pretty close to spot on. If there was anything to complaint about, it was a little thin. The breading a little bland.

The onion rings were spot on! The chicken noodle soup was also solid!

You can find the Lincoln Cafe here:

1214 8th Avenue
Belle Plaine, Iowa

Located right on the old Lincoln Highway.

Hours:
Sunday: 8 AM–3 PM
Monday: 8 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8 AM–8 PM
Friday: 8 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–8 PM

The next food adventure will involve a trip to Williamson.

But…

How is my efforting to live a healthy lifestyle going?

This week my weight went down 0.3 pounds. I am now down 38.3 pounds since starting Noom. I am 1.3 pounds away from reaching my May 30 goal. 16.3 pounds away from my ultimate goal weight*.

I ate incredibly unhealthy over my birthday weekend. I was actually down over 3 pounds heading into the weekend. But I over the weekend I ate ice cream. I ate pizza. I ate a tenderloin. I ate nachos. I ate fried cheese curds. I ate nachos. I drank pop. Happy birthday to me.

But weight isn’t the only measure (or even the most important measure) of positive results. My exercise activity hasn’t been great the last 10 days or so. Ever since getting Bokeh, I don’t leave my house for very long stretches. Plus I cam back with New Orleans with some nagging congestion that really didn’t go away until maybe Wednesday or Thursday. I’m getting other forms of exercise with her though. Puppies do have lots of energy!

Since I started using Fitbit on February 20, 2024 (89 days) I’ve:

+ Taken 1,142,634 steps
+ Averaged 9,069 steps a day for the last 7 days
+ Walked 527.70 miles
+ Averaged walking 5.92 miles a day

I did earn a new Fitbit Badge this week:


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WooHoo!

That is all to report for now.

*Ultimate goal weight subject to change.

On A Long and Lonesome Highway, East of Omaha

Today is a very important day. It is the birthday of somebody very awesome! One of the most awesome people out there!


Stephanie Kim - 2009
Happy birthday Steph!

I hope your birthday is as amazing as you want it to be!

Since my trip to New Orleans, not feeling great since I got back, and adding Bokeh to my house, I’ve missed a ton of birthday wishes, just trying to keep this blog current and everything else. So happy belated birthday wishes to Kelly, Saydie, Becca, and Michelle. Sorry I didn’t get the job done on time!

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Last August I went out to Omaha to see Brandi Carlile in concert. On the way there I stopped in Stuart and Walnut to take a few pictures. Including a new town sign to add to THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT:


Stuart, Iowa
Stuart, Iowa
Welcome to STUART
Home of 1600 Good Eggs
And a Few Stinkers

But I also took a few more pictures:


Stuart, Iowa

Stuart, Iowa

Stuart, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut is known for its large collection of antique stores. Unfortunately I was there on a Monday and they were pretty much all closed. I need to go back this year and get into some of those stores!

The Big Easy – Day 1 Phone Pictures – Alpha

No time like the present to start sharing pictures from my work trip to New Orleans for the Computer Mine. Going to split up cell phone pictures and pictures from the real camera again. This first collection is from Day 1 of the trip. Which was mostly a travel day.

The trip started out terrible. I hit, what I think was a sign, or something that was on the middle of the interstate. It shredded my front passenger side tire. I was stranded on the side of the road at 4 in the morning. Roughly. It sucked. Fortunately for me, Tony was able to pick me up on the side of the road and we got to the airport on time for our flight to New Orleans via Saint Louis.

Here I have to give a big shoutout to Andy. He was able to get to my car, change the flat tire (with the help of a sledgehammer) and get it back to Boone. Then Jesse was able to get the tire fixed. Fortunately it was mostly covered under roadside hazard. So that part of the bill wasn’t too expensive. Although there is still more to come. Thanks guys!

Here are the pictuers:


New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
On the plane before sunrise. Yeah.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Flying.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Saint Louis Airport.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I took a lot of these type of pictures for potential THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE LETTERS OR NUMBERS submission.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Saint Louis swag.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
This guy looks like he knows frozen custard.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
That would suck if you were still in the airport the next day.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Airport art.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
The most annoying fans in all of baseball.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Toasted ravioli?

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
You know I picked up some St. Louis stickers!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I thought about it.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Coffee is gross.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
By far, my favorite piece of art in the Saint Louis Airport.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
So many stickers.

Still another collection of images to share from Day 1. We eventually even get to New Orleans!

BurgerTime: Drake Neighborhood Field Work

A few weeks back I went to The Library with Michelle before attending a political speech. I got the burger, but I also had to get their nachos because they claim they are the “Best in Des Moines”.

Here are some pictures:


BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

BurgerTime: Library

So are they Des Moines’ Best Nachos? They are pretty darn good! I’m not sure they are “the best”. I’d give that to Skip’s. If Skip’s is still open. If they aren’t still open… then sure… these are Des Moines’ Best Nachos.

The burger was also excellent and the final verdict is that I would definitely eat at The Library again!

You can find the University Library Cafe at:

3506 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Watch where you park. The parking police have very itchy ticket fingers.

But…

How is my efforting to live a healthy lifestyle going?

Since the last time I reported on my weight loss goals, I am down 4.0 pounds. I have lost 38 pounds since I started Noom. I am 21.6 pounds away from reaching my ultimate goal.

Last time I insinuated that I was going to get something to help me with my healthiness goals. And I did! It is more exciting than a scale that tells you your BMI.

I added Bokeh to the family!


My first picture with Bokeh
First picture with Bokeh!

I picked up Bokeh on Friday and she is slowly becoming accustomed to life with me at my house! So you can look forward to a ton more pictures of Bokeh in the future!

Next Sunday’s food adventure will involve a historic cafe along the Lincoln Highway.