Returning to Des Moines, my original home town, makes me feel nostalgic….those long-gone moments! It just feels good when we drive through the west mix master and start our journey across the freeway of memories. For Katy and Adam’s wedding, we made our weekend home at the downtown Marriott. From our hotel window was this view of the Equitable building (on the left)
I remember my mom telling me, every time we shopped in downtown Des Moines, that the corner by the Equitable was the windiest corner in Des Moines. I also saw the iconic Traveler’s Insurance sign several times and the Colonial Bread sign.
Late Friday night, He and I decided to go out and walk around downtown Des Moines. We had been on Court Avenue earlier in the evening for dinner with the brothers and wives – the street full of restaurants and bars and street musicians has evolved over the years. It was a lot of fun.
We took the skywalk from the hotel but found it to be empty and boring so grabbed the first elevator down and we ended up in the movie Lost in New York. We exited on the ground floor of a building under construction and when the revolving doors to the outside were locked, the hair stood up on the back of my neck.
so we meandered around some hallways because we figured if you could get in by elevator – there had to be a way to get out – right?
Standing here, I was starting to do an internal panic and totally freaked myself out because I’ve seen way too many movies; I would totally not have been surprised if the steel doors started slamming shut. I actually expected it. I took one last picture as we got on the same elevator to go back up to where we had been. Just in case we missed the wedding. Someone could check my apple pictures account and know what happened.
Obviously it all turned out okay! Learned a huge lesson. NEVER stop exploring!
Until next time….