Thursday, September 3, 2009
Road Trip to Indianola, Iowa
Two weeks ago, we road tripped to Indianola, which is just outside Des Moines, with Ellie and Yoojin from MCAD art camp, to visit my roommate from there, Maddy. It was a four hour drive, but Eddie had fun looking out the window at the soy bean and corn fields. Also, there were huge stretches of windmills for wind power, which were really cool and pretty surreal looking. We stopped at a rest stop that was a barn, which made Eddie really excited. He'd never seen a stereotypical big red barn in real life before, I guess! When we finally got there, he was really happy to see Maddy again! We went to the amusement park called Adventureland... it was very small and cute. Eddie had a lot of fun going on some crazy rides like this one that went really fast in a circle... he got really dizzy though! After that he went on some calmer rides, then tried funnel cake. He got powdered sugar all over his face, it was really funny! It soon washed off though because it started pouring! We were drenched, and took cover on an inside ride called the Underground Railroad. It was a little train, going through a pretend mine with really ancient anamatronic miners. It was partly funny, but I think Eddie was a little creeped out by them! Luckily, it stopped raining after that, and we were able to go on some more rides before leaving. Once again he passed on the big roller-coaster-I don't blame him, I wouldn't have let him if he had wanted to! After we left Adventureland we went to the big mall in Des Moines, Jordan Creek Mall. When we went back to Indianola, we saw a mailman on a tractor, driving down a residential street. Eddie found that hilarious!