A Parent’s Perspective of Starbucks

I wonder what percentage of sales at Starbucks comes from parents.  I would think that it would have to be a pretty high number.  Starbucks is basically parent fuel that keeps moms and dads across the country functioning just long enough to get their kids in bed and then pass out.  Right?  Can you relate? Continue reading “A Parent’s Perspective of Starbucks”

Iowa State Fair. What are you looking forward to??

Only 44 more days until the Iowa State Fair starts. Last year was the first time I missed in 40 years. Yes, I’m that old. I actually turn 43 in July. Yikes. Anyways, the the Iowa State Fair back this year after a year off due to COVID, what are you look forward to theContinue reading “Iowa State Fair. What are you looking forward to??”

Nachos, Armrests and Other Movie Theater Musings

There’s something special about seeing a movie on the big screen at your favorite local movie theater. It’s just not the same at home. Besides, who wouldn’t want to pay $7.00 for a “Junior” sized popcorn. But I can’t help but notice a few things when I’m at the movie theater that I just don’tContinue reading “Nachos, Armrests and Other Movie Theater Musings”

A Drive In Iowa – Giant Volkswagen Beetle Spider

I have driven to Omaha many, many times in my life. One of the more interesting off road finds on the way to Omaha is in Avoca, Iowa. Avoca is a tiny town in Western Iowa with a population around 1,400. Not much in Avoca to be quite honest, but they do have one veryContinue reading “A Drive In Iowa – Giant Volkswagen Beetle Spider”

Some Bling for Your Belly

Much like champagne, Goldschlager has a reputation as a celebration drink. It is touted by style consultants for its ability to increase one’s inner bling. Goldschlager actually has little flakes of gold floating around in it. For those of you who don’t know, Goldschlager is hard liquor that has a cinnamon taste. So back inContinue reading “Some Bling for Your Belly”

Moonlit Movies – Get Your Movie On for Free in West Des Moines!

Free outdoor movies on Fridays in June and July in West Des Moines! Beginning an hour prior to the movie, enjoy activities related to the show and grab a bite to eat from a food truck. No pre-registration is required for this event. Where: Jamie Hurd Amphitheater 4100 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IAContinue reading “Moonlit Movies – Get Your Movie On for Free in West Des Moines!”

Free Summer Outdoor Events

FREE SUMMER OUTDOOR EVENTS have been announced! There’s something for everyone in our all-new FREE summer series! From yoga to music to water bombs, join us for a summer full of fun, multi-cultural arts and music in Des Moines-area outdoor parks and venues! Yoga on the Commons – June 6 – August 29, 2021 WaterbombsContinue reading “Free Summer Outdoor Events”

7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From

I have said these and I bet you have as well. But what do these phrases really mean and why do we say it? Well, here are 7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From: I Gotta Pee Like a Race Horse Today’s Meaning: You have to pee really bad! History: Racehorses are commonly given Lasix (aka Salix)Continue reading “7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From”

Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru

This looks like it could be a fun adventure for your family. Check it out June 3rd thru June 13th at Adventureland Park in Altoona. Bring the whole family and travel back 60 million years to experience the prehistoric age and all of its dinosaurs through our Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru Event. Encounter a massive T-rex, confrontContinue reading “Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru”

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