The Little Things

Gray’s Lake and Hidden Trails

This week I am grateful for:

  • Fishing Poles
  • Bicycles
  • Grills
  • MidWest Spring Weather
  • Family
  • Laughter

It was a gorgeous weekend here in Iowa. I will be brief and let the pictures speak for themselves.



Gray’s Lake in downtown Des Moines was beautiful. Go at dusk for a cool and easy 2-mile stroll around the lake. It is paved and flat. Perfect to get rid of that after-dinner bloat 🙂

You can even stop and do crow for your local yoga studio!

There is many activities available like grilled, picnicking, a beach area, fishing and boat rental (including kayaks and paddle-boards).





Apparently many of the old rail-road lines were turned into walking/running/biking trails throughout the DSM and WDM areas. There are miles upon miles of beautiful tree-lined trails with pretty bridges, ponds and rivers. It’s so easy to throw on some running shoes or hop on your bike to explore the city.

If you don’t have a bike, hit up the Des Moines Bicycle Collective for a re-furbished bike!

Never under-estimate the power of pausing, breathing, focusing and being present.

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