Happy Valentines Day everyone. I hope you all have a special day planned out for your significant other.
The other day my wife and I took the dogs on a walk at Ada Hayden Park here in Ames. I guess, I should say, she took them for a walk while I took pictures. Ada Hayden is a several hundred acre park named after, you guessed it, Ada Hayden. She was born in Ames and graduated from Iowa State University with a couple degrees including her doctorate in Philosophy. She was an avid conservationist for prairie land. That is why as you walk through the park you are walking through a massive prairie and wetland preserve. It is a fantastic park to visit in Ames that I don’t visit enough. The design of parks is another passion of mine like photography. I was fortunate to intern back in college with the landscape architecture firm that designed Ada Hayden Park. It was great to be part of a wonderful team to develop other parks like Ada Hayden.