For awhile now I had been meaning to go to a park not far from me. It’s a decent size park that has the Des Moines river running through it, along with miles of bike/walking trails and ponds for fishing. The river was flooded and running very fast and muddy due to all the rain up North.
Yesterday morning I woke up and it was beautiful out, we were having a welcome bit of relief from the heat and humidity so it was a good day to get out and explore a new area so off I went. It only took maybe 15 minutes or so to get to the park which is located only a few minutes from downtown Des Moines.
It’s the same park I did a quick run through with my sister not long ago. We only went in a little ways but this time I followed the road all the way in. It’s a large park and was very nice, I wasn’t suprised by the amount of people that were fishing in the ponds or along the trails.
I took pictures along the river, explored one of the trails and had a chat with a very nice construction worker who was doing work on one of the parking areas. We were laughing about almost being run over by bikers coming over the bridge, who totally ignored the big STOP sign that stops them from being splattered on the road.
By the time I left it was starting to get hot and I was getting thirsty so I headed out. But I will be adding the park as one of my new favorite places to go. And will be making a return in the fall for what will be gorgeous fall scenes.
Enjoy the photos and stay cool!