fishydance wrote:kiwi3 wrote:TheMissionary wrote:Chris, could you give me some ideas for midday activities in the Ankeny area? I have my early afternoons free majority of the time and no idea about the area.
I grew up in Ames, 20 minutes north of Ankeny, and lived there for 24 years and miss it immensely. Ankeny has one of the best seafood restaurants that I have been to-excellent quality and good price (and I now live on the coast). It is just off the interstate on the west side of town. They have one of the prettiest (and hilliest golf courses on the south side and outdoor 3 wall courts for handball. Des Moines also has the indoor golf dome for when the ground gets too hard to hit a ball outside and when the courses close. I think it is near Merle Hay Mall. Chris is correct, Jordan Creek Mall is very nice and there are some really cool shops eclectic shops close by. There are always the ISU sporting events; but traffic is a nightmare on football Saturdays, (plus they stink). Best to go watch wrestling or basketball.
Kiwi3( aka lynch's better half)
Another former Iowan!! I crew up in Cedar Falls/Waterloo (heading there today to visit family). Moved north to work at the Mayo Clinic, but I miss my Iowa roots. Great place to grow up.
The Mayo clinic is for counselling condiments with identity crises? Or weight-gain for anorexics?
PS Mayo is the perfect topping for a spam sandwich.