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.
This evening Lucia, Rose and I headed to the Father/Daughter dance. Mari was invited, but opted not to attend this year. 🙁
We had dinner at Blaze Pizza and then headed to the Science Center for the dance. The girls always have fun dancing, exploring the science center, and eating some desserts.
This evening we went to an Amy Klobuchar event in Johnston. It was in an old barn. We were relegated to the overflow room, but we snuck upstairs for some views and pictures. Amy is running for president and we decided to go check her out because she was still on the debate stage.
We have a couple of annual fireworks traditions with the Reagens. If we are around, we view the Yankee Doodle Pops fireworks in early July, closer to the fourth, and we also go to the Clive Festival Fireworks in late July. Here we all are watching the Clive fireworks.
This summer we have made it to the beach at Raccoon River park a couple of times. The Reagens joined us today for some fun on our giant rafts.
This evening we celebrated Susan’s Dad’s birthday at the Reagens’ house.
This evening Mari and I attended the Father/Daughter dance that is put on by the city of Des Moines. We went to Blaze Pizza before hand with Nate and Hope and then walked across the street to the Science Center. Last year was our first year and this year was even more fun. Lucia was sad because she could not go, but she will get to go next year.