These photos were taken on the most gorgeous day we've seen this year. On Sunday, DH, DD and I went to Des Moines for breakfast at Gateway Market Cafe and browsed their fantastic selection of natural and organic foods. Then we went to Earth Day in the Junction, a fun event for the family with displays, information, shopping, and free oak seedlings (we got two of course). Then it was off to the Drake Relays Parade in a quaint part of Des Moines. Walked away with a ton of candy, beads, and a new appreciation for small town living. On the way home, we stopped by the Capitol and got some more great photos.
View from the west side of the Capitol looking towards downtown Des Moines:
Memorials on Capitol grounds with the new Supreme Court building in the background:
Close-up of the memorial:
New additions to the Columbus statue:Last, but not least, a shot of DD hamming it up: