I also know that stereotyping runs both ways. And I'm out to prove that not all people from the Northeastern US are elitist snobs. Although I must admit, I had some pre-suppositions about the midwest myself.
Readers, Iowa is surprising me, though I really shouldn't be TOO surprised. Before planning my Route 6 itinerary, I vaguely recognized the state's importance in the world of national politics. For decades the Iowa Caucus has been the first electoral event in the country during each United States Presidential Campaign. Members of the press swarm there every four years, not to watch the corn grow, but to interview a very politically astute population.
Rex Brandstatter - an enthusiastic booster, cheerleader, and one-man-tourist bureau for Coralville, a suburb of Iowa City. His can-do positive personality shines through his multiple emails to me, and I can't wait to see what Iowa City and Coralville have on tap.
I'll be in Iowa only a few days, so I won't have time to sit and watch the corn grow. As much as I'd like to.