Iowa September 26, 2017
10 Things That Will Always Make Iowans Think Of Home
We Iowans love our state. Here are just a few things that make us think of home.
1. Four seasons
Especially, an autumn season that stretches out for weeks and includes lots of hot chocolate, walks through crunchy leaves, and the smell of marshmallows roasting over backyard fires.
2. Templeton Rye Whiskey
The company is in the midst of a 26-million-dollar distillery and warehouse construction project in the small town of Templeton; home of the original Iowa-made whiskey bootleggers.
Anyone with an Iowa garden, and everyone who knows someone with an Iowa garden, has a lot of ways to use up the abundant crop each summer.
4. The short cut is on gravel
Anyone who grew up in Iowa knows you can get there a lot faster if you just take the gravel. Also, the view is better.
5. Taco Pizza
There’s a bit of a controversy about whether Happy Joes or Casey’s does it best, but either way, it’s amazing.
6. Corn on the cob that’s as sweet as sugar on a hot summer day
Nothing beats an ear (or three) of Iowa’s amazing sweet corn.
7. Epic Farmers’ Markets
Where else can you get super-fresh local produce that was lovingly grown in Iowa soil?
8. A proper storm
Lightening, thunder that shakes the ground, and rain so heavy that you can’t see across the street; this is an Iowan storm.
9. Soft grass
We take it for granted, here. Not everyone has soft, thin-bladed grass covering their lawns.
10. Helpful people
Iowans are (for the most part) genuinely helpful people. If you need something, chances are there’s an Iowan close by ready to help.
What makes you think of home?