Day 4: Des Moines, Iowa; Nebraska; home.

Iowa’s capital’s capitol

It’s 12:30 in the am, and I just got home. I hear the sweet siren call of my bed, but I can’t sleep yet. I need to write this.

We left Des Moines at 10:30 in the morning, munching on snacks instead of breakfast to save on time. In more than 20-plus years since I’ve last seen the capital of Iowa, it has grown, become sleeker (if that’s the right word), more modern. I recognized the dimpled…