I ran across this picture / advertisement in a magazine recently and it just struck me as an odd way to promote a state. Bordering on perfection?? Doesn’t that mean that the states around Iowa are the perfect places and Iowa is just kind of trying to ride the coattails of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota? I think it does. I think it is just a really strange way to promote tourism of a state. I know, I know—I live in Iowa. I should be waving the pom poms and using the megaphone to tell you all how wonderful our state is. It does have its good points.
1. Corn. Lovely fresh corn on the cob in the summer. Nothing quite like Iowa corn.
- Wind. We live in the windiest place ever. No wonder we have so many windmills. So if you are a fan of the windblown look come to Iowa.
3. Eagles. We do have the best live eagle cam available. Check it out. I am obsessed.
Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels.
Pigs—we have a lot of pigs in Iowa, also. This translates to great pork chops. Take my word on this one.