We went: to Des Moines, Iowa.
Why Iowa you may wonder? Easy. We love it there! We love the country back roads. We love the small towns. We love the slower pace. We love all the fun and unique things to do in Iowa. We also love that it's a ways from home, but not so far away that we can't drive there (or home) in just a few short hours.
Des Moines had a plethora of things for us to do. From a sculpture park that's lit up at night, to a super cool history center, to pedestrian bridges that light up at night, to a really cool botanical garden, there was just so much for us to do and experience. And pretty much all of it, was free!
While it wasn't our best vacation ever, (we encountered a lot of bumps in the road and a lot of stressful situations) we still managed to have some pretty fun moments and experiences.
And we still managed to enjoy some 70 degree weather and lots of outdoor time!
As well as some indoor time..
But most of all, we made lots of memories--be they good or bad, we made lots of memories, that still have us talking about our trip today!