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Old 06-08-2002, 08:15 PM
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I have noticed that people all have their own ideas about what states make up the midwest. I live in the state capital of Iowa now but was raised in southern Ill until I was 15. So I guess I am a full fledged midwestener. lol

we have a lot of realtives who live in Texas. Dalas, san antonia, Lake Jackson, Huston, Amarillo, Austin, I can't remember the other 2. I have never been there but hope to get there soon. I don't think any of them would be happy to be called a midwestener though they are completely Texasn which is nothing like any other region in the world (according to them) lol hahaha

If you are looking for anitques and a fun place to spend the day in Iowa. Come to Des Moines and visit the Valley Junction section of town. There are many antique and specialtiy shops. It is a fun place because there is such a varity of things to see. They took the old downtown of West Des Moines and brought it back to life a few years ago. It has lived through 3 bad (hundred year) floods in the last 10 years but it has a lot of life to share. They even have special activities on some Sundays and on Thursday night. A real fun place to go. There are also several other places here in DM to go antiqueing. and junking

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