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

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  1. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    Ugh. Received my property tax bill yesterday. My tax credits do not go into effect until NEXT YEAR! !@#$!
     
  2. AlaCyclone

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    Yes, it sounded like him, but I was not sure. Been away for too long!
     
  3. BCClone

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    You should have received a years worth of RE taxes, at least, when you bought the house.
     
  4. AlaCyclone

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    Oy vey! Hmmmm, I need to check. Thanks.
     
  5. Cy4Lifer

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    I like the burgers at Be-Bops.
     
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  6. wclarson

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    Lived in DSM for 5 years now and it has felt like home since day 1. I’ve found some of my favorite spots amongst food and entertainment are:

    Simon Estes amphitheater
    Western gateway/sculpture park (plus all the festivals there)
    Des Moines Art Center (it’s free and check out the rose gardens outside)
    Botanical gardens (check out the tulips in the outdoor garden spring)
    Bubba (nice yet affordable night out with good drinks)
    The Angry Goldfish
    Barrata’s at the State Historical Society (it’s a gem for lunch)
    B&B grocery (if I need a good cut of meat, this is the place)

    Throw in principal park, the farmers market, the Well, and all the great breweries, why would u want to live anywhere else?
     
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  7. BWRhasnoAC

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    Des Moines is pretty cool for such a small city. I'm starting to get partial to northern Virginia, especially near DC. I'm flying out of Dulles tomorrow morning actually. Going to Grand Forks, ND of all places after being in Syracuse or a week. I've seen a ton of great cities and Des Moines still has it's special place for me.
     
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  8. deadeyededric

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    Have you ever been to Boise? I have a few friends that live there and they absolutely love it. It seems kind of like Des Moines in the mountains.
     
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    No but it's on my list. Estes Park is one of favorite places in the world if you ever are looking for a small mountain get away. In Florida I like Tampa, and I really like north central Florida. If you're going to Myrtle Beach stay in a town just south of there called Murrells Inlet. I couldn't believe how small town and laid back it felt compared to rest of the southern ocean fronts I've been to.
     
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    deadeyededric Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to move out West one of these days. My home away from home is Seattle, but I really don't want to pay to live in that area. I'd like to stay in a medium sized city. Chico or Redding seem about perfect.
     
  11. cyclonesurveyor

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    I miss the B&B grocery meat counter, those guys were hilarious. Ask about the whiskey bottles surrounding the deli, if you dare.....
     
  12. somecyguy

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    I fly to Boise a few times a year. It's a nice place. You'd think a city that far north would be cold, but their weather is closer to Seattle than say Fargo. Surprisingly large amount of money in the area too.
     
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  13. cyclonpediaJoe

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    Your comment made me do a deep dive into Boise. That city looks awesome. Mountains are pretty, people are probably alright. Would have been a fun college town, no Ames, but still lol.
     
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  14. 2forISU

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    For better weather!!!!
     
  15. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    Where are you at? I lived in Reston for a bit, but it couldn't beat Des Moines so I moved back.
     
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    I like Fairfax area. Richmond is great. I just love the DC area. So many sports and places to go and do things. Nice weather. Mountains and ocean within an hour. It's perfect.

    I just landed in Minneapolis, on my way to Grand Forks. Trying to set a mileage record this week!
     
  17. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    I'm so Jacked!

    Leaving for Ames shortly for my first Cyclone Football game in JTS since 2012!

    To recap: I moved from Ames to California in 1995 the day after Troy Davis lit up UNLV in the 57-30 victory, and moved back to Iowa this May from Ohio. I've been back a few times for games (1996 vs. Mizzou, 1997 vs. Okla. State, 1999 vs. Iowa, 2000 vs. Texas A&M, 2001 vs. Iowa, 2002 vs. Mizzou and 2012 vs. West Virginia + @ UNLV in 1999, @ Independence Bowl in 2001, @ Liberty Bowl in 2012 and 2017.

    I am looking forward to getting back in the Iowa State Football Season Ticket Habit!

    Let's Go State!
     
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  18. AlaCyclone

    AlaCyclone Active Member

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    4 months in Des Moines and still happy!

    Today, I discovered Cy-Hawk Gameday on WOI Channel 5.

    Love it!

    Let's Go State!
     

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