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(Quad City Times)   Bored while living in Iowa? Tourism Office releases 12 scenic byways for road trips beyond seas and seas of corn   (qctimes.com) divider line
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2021-01-25 1:28:09 PM  
"Oh look!  Corn!"
 
2021-01-25 1:49:29 PM  
I tried to go see some of these in Iowa. When I got there, though, I set my cruise control, then fell asleep behind the wheel. I woke up after hitting a pothole, and realized I was halfway across Nebraska. Oh well, I was well rested, anyway.
 
2021-01-25 2:18:14 PM  
I was at the beach the other day and while staring out at the waves was very thankful I live near enough to visit it on a extended lunch.  As, some people in the Midwest never have the opportunity to visit the beach at all.  Let alone a hill taller then 800 feet.
 
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2021-01-25 2:52:21 PM  
TomDooley

I remember meeting a young boy in the middle of Missouri, never been out of the Midwest, who was excited to meet somebody who had been to the coasts. He was so grateful to hear firsthand stories.

Sometimes I regret being a serial killer.
 
2021-01-25 2:58:52 PM  
Could be worse... Kansas.

Where can watch your dog run away for two weeks.
 
2021-01-25 3:06:21 PM  
Northeast Iowa is really pretty. The rest, well... the people are nice.
 
2021-01-25 3:32:12 PM  
Ride your bicycle across it if you really want to see Iowa. Spoiler alert, still mostly corn, but RAGBRAI let's you pass by it at 10 to 20 miles per hour, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.
 
2021-01-25 3:43:45 PM  
It's not all corn

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Does take some looking though.
 
2021-01-25 3:46:00 PM  
I was offered a job at John Deere in Cedar Rapids when I graduated.  I've often wondered what my life would be like if I moved to Iowa.  I'd probably have 10 kids.  I assume that's what you do there.
 
2021-01-25 4:09:48 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was offered a job at John Deere in Cedar Rapids when I graduated.  I've often wondered what my life would be like if I moved to Iowa.  I'd probably have 10 kids.  I assume that's what you do there.


Cedar Rapids is kind-of nice, actually. Cedar Rapids and Des Moines are probably the nicest places to live in Iowa.

And in Iowa, you do the same stuff you would do in every other city. Except see concerts by popular acts. They almost never come to Iowa. Which was a bummer when I was younger, sort of, but I don't care that much anymore.
 
2021-01-25 4:18:56 PM  

Shelbyraed: Ride your bicycle across it if you really want to see Iowa. Spoiler alert, still mostly corn, but RAGBRAI let's you pass by it at 10 to 20 miles per hour, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.


RAGBRAI is my record for most miles ridden in a week, and pretty damn close to most beers downed in a week.
 
2021-01-25 6:23:18 PM  

Shelbyraed: Spoiler alert, still mostly corn, but RAGBRAI let's you pass by it at 10 to 20 miles per hour, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.


I went to school in Iowa. It was an annual tradition for the local TV news crews to interview east- and west-coasters who were riding RAGBRAI the first time: *out of breath* "I... thought... Iowa... was... flat!"

Near the rivers... not so much.
 
2021-01-25 7:26:33 PM  
Was the Great River Road Byway too obvious?
 
2021-01-25 7:29:35 PM  

FlashHarry: Shelbyraed: Spoiler alert, still mostly corn, but RAGBRAI let's you pass by it at 10 to 20 miles per hour, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.

I went to school in Iowa. It was an annual tradition for the local TV news crews to interview east- and west-coasters who were riding RAGBRAI the first time: *out of breath* "I... thought... Iowa... was... flat!"

Near the rivers... not so much.


I was born there and spent most of my childhood in Iowa, but RAGBRAI gave me a new appreciation for the non-flat characteristics of the state.  Rode in 2019, would love to do it again.
 
2021-01-25 7:55:28 PM  
80 east, 80 west, 29 north, 29 south, 35 north, 35 south...I can only get up to 6.
 
2021-01-25 8:41:13 PM  
Interstate 80 Iowa
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Corn, corn, corn, corn, corn. What's that smell?! Corn, corn, corn ...
 
2021-01-25 8:42:33 PM  

FlashHarry: Shelbyraed: Spoiler alert, still mostly corn, but RAGBRAI let's you pass by it at 10 to 20 miles per hour, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.

I went to school in Iowa. It was an annual tradition for the local TV news crews to interview east- and west-coasters who were riding RAGBRAI the first time: *out of breath* "I... thought... Iowa... was... flat!"

Near the rivers... not so much.


Did you happen to go to I-35 High School? (Yes, that's it actual name - because that's the only thing near it!)
 
2021-01-26 2:47:26 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I was offered a job at John Deere in Cedar Rapids when I graduated.  I've often wondered what my life would be like if I moved to Iowa.  I'd probably have 10 kids.  I assume that's what you do there.


That, and downing cases of Busche light.

Iowa wrestling is dominating this year, so you could be shut in your house, blizzard outside, Busch Light in hand watching Big10 wresting while the 10 kids run around
 
2021-01-26 3:41:11 PM  
We also have soybeans.
 
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