picture-2Last Saturday we ventured out between rain drops to River Fest at the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City. Apparently it was the 31st annual River Fest. The turnout was pretty good despite the gloom & doom forecast (thanks a lot, weather guys). Local restaurants sold small portions of their most famous dishes those customers walking around the mall. There was also entertainment from local bands & comedians. We got there pretty early, though, so we didn’t really catch much of it. We ended our afternoon with a quick walk through Old Capital Mall and ended up spending quite a lot of time at “The Silver Spider,” an eclectic little shop with everything from sushi staplers to hand puppets. We did manage to head home just before the next shower started.