Dude, what do you think folks see on the interstate driving through Iowa?
I’ve been to a lot of parts of Iowa at least relative to your average person, Quad cities area, Amana Colonies, Grinnell, Iowa City, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Onowa, Corning, Shenandoah and quite a bit of driving through on 80, 35 and highway 2 and highway 34. And from that perspective, as long and samey as 80 is through Nebraska, I find a considerable larger diversity across Nebraska’s landscape than Iowa. Now that may not all be good, depending on how you look at it. You have Halsey Forest, and you have the Ft Robinson area as well as the Niobrara river areas that are beautiful. Sand hills and clay hills, but in Iowa I don’t get that sense. Iowa is greener than Nebraska, the west gets a bit dusty and the badlands are almost desert.
Having threaded that needle though, I have to say since coming to live in West Virginia, I’ve been hard-presses to find very many places that are more beautiful over so much of the land. I don’t have much to add, I guess other than maybe I’d say Missouri in terms of beautiful land throughout is up there for the area I’m from. I love the rolling hills and trees there.