I lived in Iowa City, Iowa until I was 2 weeks shy of my 13th birthday. I never realized what a great place it was to grow up - sleepy enough to be safe, close enough to the University to be interesting. I loved life.
When I was almost 13, my mom married my father, and like I've said before, my life really became interesting. We moved away from Iowa City, but it remained a very special place to me. Six years later, after graduating high school, I came back for college.
I think the six year hiatus was really what allowed me to come back; without it, I doubt I ever would have considered the University of Iowa.
Last weekend was Iowa's Homecoming.
Man, I love Iowa City:
(Statue in the Ped Mall)
(ITS - my workplace for 3+ years)
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa!" - Field of Dreams