Sunday, July 17, 2011

A hot time in Des Moines

Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines (Photo by Salisbury House )

After I fulfilled a speaking engagement in Panora, Iowa, on Friday afternoon, Madame X and I started a two-night stay in nearby Des Moines.

The weekend was a great chance to catch up with daughter Ellen and son-in-law Adam.

The visit included dinner at E&A's condo Friday, then a full day Saturday: A guided tour of the historic Salisbury House mansion (above), lunch and shopping (by Madame X, while I stood guard) in the sun-baked Valley Junction district, Mass in the Basilica of St. John, followed by dinner and an Iowa Cubs victory at Principal Park.

Though it was a hot day, we had a great time.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

We had a great time too! Thanks for visiting!