When I arrived into town I stopped into the local library where MW Eddie Sauls picked me up. WM Sauls is the head leader of all Prince Hall lodges within the Iowa jurisdiction. We had only spoken previously via phone, he has such a great a energy about him, so it was great finally meeting him face-to-face!
I had Jimmy Johns (mid-west sandwich restaurant chain with fast delivery) for the first time and enjoyed it. We also went to the barbershop because I was overdue for a cut. While waiting there I met some other great brothers from North Star Lodge #2.
MW Sauls later had to leave to get ready for a conference and so I chatted with the customers a bit and took pictures as I waited to meet WM Dominique Strode.
WM Strode, a hard working intelligent brother, soon picked me up and gave me a great tour of the Des Moines and also the North Star lodge. The meeting hall was one of the best I've seen on this trip. Talking with WM Strode was awesome and gave me some great incite.
Later he checked me into the Baymont Inn, reminded me he would be back to get me for a dinner prepared by his beautiful
wife, and then left. The Baymont was a very gorgeous hotel with very large rooms that were highly relaxing. So much so I set my alarm, put on ESPN, and went straight to sleep while laying on the couch.
Much love to MW Sauls, WM Strode and his wife, in addition all the individuals from North Star Lodge #2 That I had the pleasure to meet.
Thank you for truly taking care of fellow brother, I truly felt welcomed!