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Old 07-30-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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Saw this in the Iowa chat room...thought it should be shared nationally (and ok, transnationally with Canadian CD stalkers)

http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2013/0...iowa-pt-i.html

Maybe you all, especially those who are within an hour of the stank of the oceans, should visit Iowa....just......once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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"Iowa, especially central Iowa, has an incredibly beautiful, well maintained and extensive network of bike trails that stretch all over this part of the state. They link to breweries, wineries and B&Bs, so folks make little holidays of it.

Many of the trails follow creeks and rivers and are shaded by overhanging trees. Some administration in Iowa was prescient in saving the land around these waterways for public access—the rides are gorgeous and well used by both spandex folks and families too."
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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" Everyone is very nice, sincere, unaffected. Tom, our tour manager, even commented that the Midwestern hotel staff is more pleasant and accommodating."

"Later, I have a chat with some of the others in our group about Des Moines as maybe an ideal place to grow up or raise your kids. I got very mixed reactions when I advocated this idea. The town isn’t particularly hip, but I sort of counted that as a factor in its favor—kids would have to discover what they thought was cool for themselves. Or make it up. Or come to the conclusion that trends does not a life make."
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