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Polk County

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  • Jul1

    Day 6 - Noce with the Bel Airs

    July 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today we went to Des Moines from New Glarus. I’ve never even stepped foot in Iowa so it was exciting. Going there we saw almost nothing for a few hours. In a small town we stopped at a place called Milio’s which we quickly discovered is exactly like Jimmy Johns. In fact it essentially was, being that it’s owned by Jimmys cousin.

    We stayed with a friend of Doug’s who made us some smoked pork. We got to the gig early and loaded in (they actually had backline). We only had to place a 75 minute set which was great. The sound was iffy; the bass wasn’t very present and the guitar extremely present. This was good for anytime there wasn’t a guitar solo.

    The guys in the Bel-Airs were really good. Mike had a sparse shuffle that was really nice feeling. They were incredibly nice guy and we chatted with them for a bit after the show. At the end they had us join them (except me...it’s hard to accommodate two drummers).

    We went back to where we are staying andante more food. They made popcorn for us and Andrew and I ate it almost instantly. Tomorrow we head to Beloit, Wisconsin to play with Dave Potter (and hopefully Madison Slim).
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  • Day7

    Day 5 - Day off in Des Moines

    September 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Not a lot to say about today. We hung out for a bit and ate some barbeque Scott made for us. Claudia had to go home today. After Doug drove her to the airport we went to the Greenwood Lounge to see a band play.

    After the show Andrew and I got an Uber to Fongs pizza. They make pizzas with Chinese food on them and pepperoni egg rolls. The egg rolls were practically hot pockets and the orange chicken pizza with fried rice was interesting. I personally thought the chicken and rice came from one of those Chinese food family packs at Walmart.

    I woke up several times having coughing fits. Not smart to eat half a pizza and the pizza rolls. 😂
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  • Day7

    Day 6 - Another day off

    September 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Well let me just say I slept most of the day. When I finally got up after sleeping and watching videos I was told it was make your own pizza for dinner. They had crusts and all that stuff ready for us. So I made my version of a St. Louis square cut pizza with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mozzarella and Parmesan, plus a red pepper coating which included ghost pepper. It was an awesome pizza.

    After I ate I went back to my room and watched more videos then went to bed.
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  • Day81

    Des Moines

    October 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    In Des Moines durchquere ich die ganze Stadt, ohne viel von ihr zu sehen, denn ein vorbildliches Radwegenetz führt mich abseits des Autoverkehrs von Park zu Park und am Fluß entlang.
    Bill und Saraleigh begrüßen mich herzlich. Nach einem kräftigen Abendessen gibt es noch eine Tour durch die Stadt. Wir sehen die erleuchtete Skyline und die Skulptur von dem Hügel über der Stadt, wo die beiden dieses Jahr geheiratet haben und gehen noch ein Bier trinken. Bill scheint alle Radfahrer der Stadt zu kennen.Read more

  • Day28

    Brounion 7000km von Zuhause

    June 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Da wir uns in Chicago verpasst hatten und Iowa ohnehin auf dem Weg lag, trafen wir Simon in der Stadt, in der er als 16 Jähriger ein Jahr lang gelebt hat. Er war bei einer Freundin untergekommen, die uns netterweise auch einen Schlafplatz anbot. Wir gingen am Abend noch gemeinsam was essen und verbrachten den Montag noch mit einer weiteren Freundin von Simon, die ganz in der Nähe wohnte. Da es in Des Moines außer Freunde und Bekannte von Simon zu treffen für uns nicht wirklich etwas zu tun gab, machten wir uns aber am Dienstagmorgen wieder auf Richtung South Dakota. Wir haben festgestellt, dass die Reiseroute von Thomas und Simon einige Überschneidungspunkte mit unserer hat, so besteht zumindest die Chance, dass man sich irgendwo in Utah oder am Grand Canyon nochmal treffen kann. Wir werden sehn ob es klappt. Abgesehen davon war es ziemlich cool seinen Bruder 7000 km von Zuhause zu treffen und ein Teil von Simons Vergangenheit zu sehen, die einem bisher nur durch Fotos oder Erzählungen zugänglich war.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Polk County, مقاطعة بولك, Полк, পোল্ক কাউন্টি, Comtat de Polk, Kantono Polk, Condado de Polk, Polki maakond, Polk konderria, شهرستان پولک، آیووا, Comté de Polk, Polk megye, Փոլկ շրջան, Contea di Polk, ポーク郡, Polk Kūn, Hrabstwo Polk, پولک کاؤنٹی، آئیووا, Comitatul Polk, Округ Полк, پوک کاؤنٹی، آئیووا, Quận Polk, Condado han Polk, 波爾克縣

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