Thursday, September 22, 2016

Weekend Planner

Riding the Pumpkin Express October 2013

What We're Doing:
  • Family movie night at the boy's school
  • Adventureland. We're taking advantage of the last open weekend for the year
  • Architects of Air's Luminarium at Cowles Commons. I just can't pass this up the opportunity to see this inflatable art display
Other Things To Do:
  • Shop for Halloween costumes. Go to Halloween stores in your area or look online to get ideas and get a start on creating your trick or treat look
  • Go to an apple orchard and/or pumpkin patch
  • Break out a telescope and examine the stars at night
  • Camp in the backyard (or go camping). With the night's finally cooling off, now's the perfect time to do it
Things To Do In Central Iowa:
  • Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival
  • Applefest at Living History Farms. We've been to this twice (read about one visit here) and love it. I'm really disappointed we won't be able to attend this year
  • Color Vibe 5K at Principal Park
  • Death of a Salesman at Des Moines Social Club. Have dinner at Malo first to round out a date night
  • Des Moines' Annual Oktoberfest
  • Food Truck 5K at Valley View Aquatic Center
  • Iowa Outdoor Expo at Water Works Park. We went last year and LOVED it (read about that here)
  • Monarch tagging at Water Works Park and Ewing Park
  • Day Out With Thomas (Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad). While I liked our ride on the Pumpkin Express much better, it's great if you have a Thomas fanatic in your house
  • Annual harvest at Summerset Winery. This makes for a fun afternoon with girlfriends or even a day date

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