Friday, September 4, 2009

Trains, State Fair, Zoo

IAIS GP38-2 711 works the #2 track, getting ready to head eastbound, while an eastbound merchandise train waits for a crew.
September 2, 2009-Iowa City, IA.

 On our way to Des Moines, seen this sign. 
Yes there is such a place called "What Cheer" in Iowa.
Iowa State Fair Aug 14, 2009
State Fair Logo for 2009.
The Capital Building in downtown Des Moines, IA

It's several "Great" pumpkins.
Isaac watching the chicks.
The kids riding some John Deere.
Blair Park Zoo, Aug 15, 2009
 The next day was the Blair Park Zoo just south of Des Moines. 
A Gecko sitting on bambo.
One of the many species of birds in the zoo.
Blue fish.
Sea Otters
Peacock watching over the turtles.
All different forms of fish on a feeding frenzy after throwing
feed into the water.
Couple Giraffe's necking
An American symbol, the Bald Eagle.
Lioness perched on a rock.
Kids watching some baboons.
Another species of bird.....
....and another.
Bass Pro Shops east of Des Moines in the suburb of 
Altoona, IA.

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