|My First Time||
Being a new homeowner in West Des Moines, I'm excited to get to know my new town. My last two residences were in Des Moines and Urbandale. While I've lived in the metro 4.5 years now, there are too many roads and paths to know them all. Today was such a beautiful day, we decided to get to know a few new ones. Lucas and I hopped on our bikes for a quick 3 mile ride to Raccoon River Park. A quick check of the local trail map gave us a decent idea of easiest way to get there. We don't like riding on the roads if we don't have to. Luckily, we only rode on a few back streets for a couple blocks before connecting with the Jordan Creek Trail. I've never been on this trail and didn't know where it connected. We started in Fairmeadows Park on 22nd and Vine and rode the trail all the way to the north side of the park. The trail isn't perfectly marked so I was concerned we'd get lost, but we didn't. It was a beautiful day for discovering a new trail and relaxing at the beach.