Our nephew plays quarterback for Iowa State, and here is a photo the team posted on its Facebook page this morning. Earlier this week, I booked a trip for our family to see the Cyclones play Texas Tech in Ames on Sept. 29 — their first conference home game. (“Please route us through Des Moines this time,” my wife asked politely. Last year I had routed us through Omaha, with a longer drive, to save some money. “Fine, fine,” I said, and found a great deal on Frontier).
There’s nothing like the excitement of Midwest college football. Ames is the quintessential college town, complete with a Saturday morning farmers market. The town has a wonderful swimming pool to shake off the summer heat and humidity — unless it’s closed for an hour or two due to lightning strikes (as it was last year).
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