So, I've lived in Des Moines for a Week...

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  1. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    Things I have learned:

    The weather is glorious! I hope it stays this way year round.

    The people are super nice.

    Every time I see a Cyclone shirt or hat, I smile.

    It was easy-peasy to sign up for Nex Gen internet and Direct TV for a decent price. Next day service. Works great!

    Plenty of cool restaurants and bars.

    The only thing that freaks me out is that I have seen 3 dead birds on the sidewalks. What's up with that?

    Viva Des Moines!
     
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  2. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    In before argument about Des Moines ensues.
     
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  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. If you haven't yet had the duck frites at Django, put that on your list.
     
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  4. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, first time living in Iowa too, without ever reading anything about weather in Iowa or knowing the state's general location?
     
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  5. Jacktronic

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    I'll be in DSM this weekend. HMU.
     
  6. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    Love Django and love Duck Frites. Have not had the Duck Frites at Django yet.
     
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  7. CloneLawman

    CloneLawman Well-Known Member

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    I've heard tell that Ames has better water.
     
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  8. khardbored

    khardbored Well-Known Member

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  9. BWRhasnoAC

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    Here's my favorite food in Des Moines.

    Eatery A
    Flying Mango
    Zombie Burger
    Cozi Cucina
    Hoshi Sushi in Drake
    You're welcome. ;)

    The weather is amazing May and early June. July and August into September is worse than Florida. Autumn is the best weather in the world IMO, then get ready for winter lolz.
     
  10. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    I love Flying Mango! Will give the others a try over time. Thanks!
     
  11. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    Unfortunately, I will be probably be doing home projects this weekend. Appreciate the thought though!
     
  12. CyArob

    CyArob Designator Of Dumb
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    The weather is great like 6 weeks a year
     
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  13. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Cumulatively, not continually.
     
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  14. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member
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    Des Moines is a great town. Its literally the perfect size if you like to stay really active.
    Phenomenal restaurants at affordable prices, great minor league/semi pro teams, and concerts and festivals I never thought Des Moines could pull off.
    When I was a kid downtown was a dump and it's really, really nice now.
     
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  15. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    If it's downtown it's migrating birds flying into the tall buildings at night. When I worked downtown St. Paul the sidewalks were littered with little dead warblers and other small birds in April and May. :(
     
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  16. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    Randy Pete demands a daily sacrifice.
     
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  17. swessball

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    Strong agree on autumn being the best weather in the world. Almost makes up for the terrible winter. Almost.
    Strong disagree on Zombie Burger. I've only heard non-locals mention that place as a favorite favorite restaurant. Solid list otherwise though.
     
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  18. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
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    I love my greasy burgers. Plus it's just a unique place.
     
  19. swessball

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    Can't argue with you on the greasy burgers ;)
     
  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Fall makes up for winter. The only times I really hate the weather are extended rains, extended subzero cold, and snow after mid March. Fall is amazing though.
     
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