Scenic Sundays 56: My Own Little Slice of Heaven #GivingThanks

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Growing up in Minnesota, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Iowa border, I know all the jokes about Iowans. And then, I decided to go to college in Iowa and then I decided to stay in Iowa. I’ve lived in Iowa since September of 1996. And I love Iowa (except during election season).

The people are friendly. The people are helpful. Where I live, we have access to great bookstores, a movie theatre, excellent coffee and wine. It’s everything I never dreamed I would enjoy. I thought I would be a Minnesota country girl forever. But I fell in love with Iowa and I’m thankful, most of the time, I decided to make my home here.

Thank you, Iowa, for being so much like Minnesota, but with easier access (without the larger metro areas) to the things I love.

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Taken on October 2, 2007 near Marion, IA with a Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd.

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John Kinsella: Is this heaven?
Ray Kinsella: It’s Iowa.
John Kinsella: Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.

Field of Dreams Quote



Scenic Sundays was inspired by the last couple of minutes on CBS Sunday Morning and was created in part to help encourage me to share more of my photography.



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15 responses to “Scenic Sundays 56: My Own Little Slice of Heaven #GivingThanks

  1. I’m still looking for that place that I love to call home. The Boyfriend and I are seriously considering moving to Scotland. As in, we started the research to figure out if it’s possible to do within the next couple years 🙂

  2. TheSeedQueen

    I love Minnesota like that. However, I did tell my husband the last time we were driving in Iowa that if I couldn’t live in Mn, Iowa would be the state I’d call home.

  3. My sister lived in Iowa for five years and just moved to Minnesota, so It’s funny to see a post about the opposite. 🙂 But every person has their own idea of home, so I’m glad you found yours.

  4. I have been and lived in some many places that I often wonder what is “home” to me. I guess what applies to me is “home is where the heart is”. Glad you feel home in Iowa and that it is so beautiful 🙂 The pic is awesome

  5. That’s very inspiring indeed, Terri. I feel that way about Colorado. I’ve lived here for about 17 years now and I am so happy to call here home. Thanks for sharing a story about Iowa. 😉

    I wanted to tell you that I don’t know why Gmail can’t understand that I *want* email from you. I go for long stretches without getting emails about your posts, and then remember to take a look in my spam folder…where your emails are located for some reason. And now? I’m getting nothing. I’ve gotten no email notifications of your posts for over a week. Ideas??

  6. Aw, I LOVE this! I have lived in the same place forever, only leaving to go to college (and hurrying right back home afterward, because no one wants to live in a city outside of Philly that is actually scarier than the INSIDE of Philly). I just can’t imagine going anywhere else, but only because my family is here. If they weren’t… I don’t know where I would go. I’d like to think I’d venture out, but really? I’d probably be too scared!