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covid-19 Des Moines

Black Lives Matter March

This afternoon we attended a Black Lives Matter march and rally in downtown Des Moines. We met downtown and marched to the capitol, with a stop at city hall. When we stopped at city hall we had to lie face-down on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while they had speakers and others reading some of the things that George Floyd said while he was being held down. At the capitol there were a variety of speakers sharing their experiences and changes they would like to see.

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covid-19 Outdoor

Kuehn Conservation Area

This afternoon we went for a hike a Kuehn Conservation Area, about 30 minutes from our house. It was nice and provided some interesting trails.

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Crowder State Park

This afternoon we joined the Liess clan at Crowder State Park, in Missouri. After a rough start, because Rose got car sick on the winding roads, we had a great time spending the afternoon hanging out. It was a beautiful day and everyone had fun socializing and exploring.

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covid-19 Home Life Mari

Mari’s Room Pano

Mari has been working on redecorating her room. She painted The Great Wave on one of her walls, painted the other walls gray, and added a photo collage above her dresser.

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covid-19 Holiday Susan

Happy Mother’s Day

It may have been one of the colder Mother’s Days on record but today we celebrated in what has become the traditional ways. Susan joined Kathie and Erin for a walk in the early afternoon and then when she got home we did some planting and had salads.

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covid-19 Home Life Mari

More Dessert

I can’t remember what this one was called, but Mari made another amazing dessert this week.

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covid-19 Home Life pool

House with a pool

When we moved back to Des M0ines after our trip, we were hoping to find a house with a pool. That didn’t work out. Now, with the prospect that pools won’t be open this summer, we decided to get a relatively cheap above ground pool to enjoy.

Leveling
Accidentally using the pool cover as a ground tarp.
Initial setup
Partially filled, with some eager swimmers camped out to be the first ones in. That’s not true. Our kids just like camping out with the Reagens.
Filling the pool. We did not stand and watch for all 10 hours.
Filled
Enjoying the pool life
Still enjoying the pool life
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covid-19 Home Life Mari

Whoopie Pies

Mari likes to bake on Thursdays and today she made these great whoopie pies. The filling is a chocolate, cream cheese frosting.

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covid-19 Mari

Mari’s Painting

Mari did a great job following along with Bob Ross using the few painting supplies that we have.
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covid-19 Outdoor

Clive Greenbelt Goats

The city of Clive has has goats that live near the trail and help eat the invasive species. We like to visit them. They have become the trail mascot and the city is now using them to help spread the healthy lifestyle.