I spent part of this morning visiting with an old friend - old both in years that we've known each other, and (though we are both somewhat loathe to admit it) getting older. We had lunch at Mi Patria - an Ecuadorian restaurant. (I had a pulled pork dish with vegetables and white corn. mmmm. And the portions were large enough that I have leftovers to eat for second dinner tonight around 11:30...) We talked about work and health; we reminisced and we laughed. We sketched out some plans for this summer.
Then, because we both still had some time to spare, we went to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and walked around for a while.