Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What I Love And Hate About Iowa

Hey, What is up, Hello, My Gal Pals. So for those that do not know, I live in the grand old state of Iowa. Most people have no clue where it even is! 

Love// You get a city feel without the the downfalls of a city. There is always parking, the parking is pennies on the dollar. The rent is one of the most reasonable in the country. You have every chain you could ever want, and there is always something to do. 

Hate// EVERYONE is a bad driver, and you are like "Bmack, if you have a problem with everyone YOU are the problem". No. The thing is I travel a ton, and the only city I have an issue with is Des Moines. Number 1 everyone takes it super personally if you do anything. Number 2 Iowans love to hug the right lane and hate it when you merge in. (They think you are cutting them off). MIDDLE lane is for cruising. Left lane is for passing, Right lane is for exiting nawt driving. There is not even traffic in Iowa and it still manages to be annoying

Love// The people. Everyone loves Iowa. No one is dying to get out, or think the grass is greener on the other side. It is like the best of both worlds whatever you love about the North or South, Iowa has it.

Hate// It is far away from everything, and by everything I mean everything. Michigan you drive about 10 hours and you can get to any of the original 13 colonies aka east coast. In Iowa you can not even fly anywhere for under 300 dollars. It is hard to get from here or there.

Love// Living prices are some of the best in the country. You are not going to buy 20 dollar drinks at the bar. Apartments are cheaper than my college town. It is a win for all. 
It is Small// This is not bad or good, and I feel like no you could live in NYC and still feel this way. I mean what is every rom com theme after? You run into people you semi know ALL THE TIME. I feel like I know 15 people in Iowa, and I always run into people I know. 



  1. Haha I Totally agree with this!! After going to college in Iowa, I felt the same way about knowing everyone (and the drivers....). Since leaving the state, I still have so many friends in the Midwest that I would definitely agree with the prices of tickets. Uff day!!
    There are so many fun things to do in Des Moines, and the Capitol is seriously gorgeous.

  2. I have never been to Iowa, or even close! But, I can say that Arizona drivers are really bad too. I think its so interesting how different each state or city can be in terms of culture and people. Great blog post!


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