I figured the best way to update on all the stuff going on was a big, long, chock-full of info blog post.
SO…..school! the past few weeks were being spent getting this guy ready and sent off to another year of school. But of course in between were many nights of Pokemon-ing, working the day job, radio show-ing and visiting fun places and restaurants in the metro, and as far as the Bahamas!
First, I started utilizing my skillz at this most amazing Social Media Strategy Company called Think Digital. If you’re reading this blog and have a business. You definitelty want to check us out: ThinkDigital.co. There’s even a most awesome bio section where you can read about…me! So, that’s been filling my days…..
Let’s go back a bit…. My Bostonian family visited from….Boston. Of course we hit the Des Moines staples like The Machine Shed/Living History Farms and The Science Center and what’s a visit to Iowa without some Iowa Beef? Our restaurant of choice this visit was Rubes Waukee for some cook-your-own. Annnnnddd……We took them to the fair. Rick had his first egg-on-a-stick! I know! Who has lived their whole life in Iowa and has never eaten an egg on a stick?! We hit the Adel Sweet Corn Festival of course too!
We also celebrated Rick’s B-day with a Justice League Birthday Party! Can you imagine living forty-something years of life without ever having a super hero birthday party?! My birthday was a surprise on one of Des Moines’ most romantic…Baru 66…..<hearts>. He’s a keeper. Oh and my first visit to Juniper Moon! If you haven’t checked it out yet…https://www.facebook.com/JuniperMoonDM/
Now, some new places we’ve visited! 5 Borough’s Bagel http://www.5boroughbagels.com/. This is a little pice of New York right down the street in Clive. GREAT bagels and unique cream cheese flavors. Check em out near the Club Car (Which is a Pokestop BTW).
We got to the Grand Opening of Black Cat Ice Cream! This is a little Hole in The Wall where…well The Hole in the Wall restaurant used to be, right next to The Gas Lamp (also a Pokestop) and a fantastic move to open up right near the Sculpture Park mid-Pokemon craze. https://www.facebook.com/desmoinesicecream/
In between all this we went on a cruise. If you ever need cruise advice, I’m your girl….the highlight of this cruise was swimming with the stingrays. This was my 10th Royal Caribbean Cruise Cruise Line. But, I have to say, a Disney cruise is in our
future for the next. Hit up my awesome friend Angie from Kingdom Konsultant Travel if you ever want to book one. She’s the Disney expert (e-mail her at Angie@KingdomKonsultants.com). https://www.facebook.com/KingdomKonsultantTravel/?pnref=lhc
Ok….So all of this eating….I neeeeed to workout. But who has time!? I started the most incredible workout regimen. It’s called The Exercise Coach. It’s in West Des Moines right by Mahalo’s Coffee. I know…It takes all of my strength to walk by…BUT, if you’re pressed for time…try The Exercise Coach. You get the results of an hour workout in just 20 minutes. Yes! No joke, these machines work your muscles in just two, 20 minute sessions a week! That’s it, an actual workout you can get done on your lunch break! I’m not kidding. Why did I sweat it out at the gym for hours a week when I can do this? Your first four sessions are free! So tell them I sent you and go in today! https://www.facebook.com/The-Exercise-Coach-West-Des-Moines-411103179036885/
OK, more restaurants…..We tried out Gilroy’s finally! http://gilroyskitchen.com/. Good stuff, great happy hour. Check them out. This may be the restaurant that stays in the spot where other restaurants have gone to die!
Alrighty…So, now that I’ve taken a break from driving the family around to collect fake creatures, I gave you all an update! Yay! We haven’t just been playing Pokemon. We’ve been DOMINATING Pokemon Go. I just hit level 31. Yes. I know. I’m ridiculous. So ridiculous that we were just interviewed for Clive Living Magazine. Look for our interview and photos in the next edition!
And you can probably find us at Pokemon League or a tournament at the happiest place on earth, Mayhem Comics, or sporting our Pokemon hats, made by local knitter (who happens to me by mom), Kritter Knits and More.