Monday, August 28, 2006

Phase 5: Des Moines, Iowa

The last leg of our trip involved us going to Des Moines to visit friends that we met in Albuquerque, Jenn and Andy. Jenn and I worked at Coca Cola together, and quickly became friends. Several months later, they moved to Des Moines, where Andy was originally from. I was so glad to be able to see them and spend time with them, even if it was just a short visit.

We went to a trendy Italian restaurant in downtown Des Moines, called Centro. The food was excellent!
After our nice dinner, we decided to visit the Iowa State Fair, where mullets and missing teeth were a dime a dozen. Andy and Jenn told us about how every year, the fair awards prizes to the biggest pig, biggest cow, etc. So, we were on a search to find them.
And here it is...Iowa's biggest boar, Waldo. I will give a prize to anyone who can get within 50 pounds of his weight (excluding the few of you who have access to my Ringo account!!).
This is Tom, the second biggest boar. I know, it's a terrible angle to take a picture from, but Tom wasn't exactly cooperating with me.
And this is Blacky, the biggest bull. Again, a prize if you can get within 50 pounds of his enormous weight!

We saw some amazing things, that I'm sure will forever be burned into our memory. We had a great time visiting great friends.


  1. Anonymous12:14 PM

    I don't think Tom is really a pig - I know it is a bad angle but what is all that behind the legs? Actually, that is a rhetorical question (in case YO Mama is lurking around and feels the need to answer this question - please don't!)

    Glad you got to see Andy and Jen. Hope the job hunt is going well.

  2. Anonymous1:52 PM

    It's not a "tumah."

  3. Anonymous7:31 AM

    WOW! That was such a lame response, Yo!

  4. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Well, you limited so many of my options when you clarified that it was a rhetorical question, Pi!

  5. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Um.. wow.. Tom looks like he has some um... "bottom" issue there.. mercy..

    oh and in response to your comment on tinks blog about doing midwestern stuff, i have lived in the midwest 21 out of 24 years of my life and have NEVER EVER been to a corn maze....