I live in Dubuque, right by the good old Mississippi River. Born and raised here. It is very warm right now, can't wait for cooler weather.
So you can be in three states in minutes eh, I have been to Dubuque many times. You can make a cheese run in a few minutes Yea there are things I miss about Iowa. But I Love it here too. In about three hours we can either be in the Mountains or at the Ocean. Charlotte North Carolina is about 45 minutes away. Monroe North Carolina is the biggest close city about 17 miles. I now live in the Giant Town of PAGELAND SOUTH CAROLINA . They are starting to grow more Corn here . I miss Loose Meat sandwiches (Maidrites, Canteens) and Tenderloins here, Can you send me one ? LOL
Anyway JoAnn if you ever get to Ottumwa and want a treat, you really must go to "The Canteen" and try one (Canteen) made the way you want it, then go to Gramhams afterward for Ice Cream. You better be hungry, you will understand when you get done. Keep The HAWKEYES AND CYCLONES WINNING HUGS AND LOVE JAMES
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