I am currently living in the Los Angeles area but grew up in a rural part of the west - I still wonder sometimes how I ended up here!
My quest is for my city-bred 9 year old son who doesn't know the difference between a hen and a rooster - this is quite unacceptable to me (smile)! I would love to bring him to the Iowa state fair and then find a way to stay in a rural area that is beautiful and still has family farms.
I have always heard that the State Fair in Iowa is one of the best. Is this true??
Is there a town within driving distance to Des Moines ( 3 - 4 hours max) where we would be able to find lodging or, better yet, a farm stay? I'm looking for small town America...corn fields, tractors, big sky, and quiet open space...
Thanks! Any advice you can give would be helpful!
Anita who is longing for the country!