A Taste of DesMoines

2019 West Again, Iowa, Road Trip, States

Apparently an incredible experience like a Fourth of July Parade in Slater isn’t enough. Pam and Mike set out to show us more of the delights of central Iowa starting with a stop at Double Dipped in Huxley for ice cream or coffee or both in the form of an affogato, vanilla ice cream “drowned” in expresso and in Mike’s case topped with chocolate syrup. Then a trip to the Saylorville Lake Visitors Center and the spillway with an impressive flow of water. Then a stop overlooking Camp Dodge and a chance to marvel at and climb on some vintage military equipment. Eventually we all felt the need for refreshment and made the trip into DesMoines and the High Life Lounge described by our hosts as a 1970’s dive bar. As promised the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are divine. You can’t go wrong with the Broasted Chicken nor the Brisket Poutine and any number of brews on tap. We will admit even with coming a little early for dinner on a summer holiday that with the crowds, the service staff was stretched thin, but we truly enjoyed this taste of DesMoines.




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