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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

We're Back

Lindsay, Asher and I had a great weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa, a hybrid urban/suburban city that contains huge, old-school parks within the city limits, a brick & steel downtown not unlike Kansas City in miniature, and a clear demarcation between the haves and have-nots that no doubt contributes to the fact that Ottumwa is the drug capital of Iowa.

For more on why we were there and what happened, check the church planting blog.

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ally said...

Holy crap! I grew up in the next town over, Fairfield. Yeah, if you do move there, I'd definitely recommend open-enrolling your kids in Fairfield's school district over staying in the Ottumwa district. not that I'm biased at all, haha, but oh man, the thought of attending school in Ottumwa scares the crap out of me! all in all though, southeast Iowa is a good place. =)

Ariel said...

The world is absolutely getting smaller every day. We almost ended up in Fairfield when we were driving around looking for out hotel! We're not looking to move to Iowa, but I can see what you're saying about Ottumwa having scary school districts. The east side of KC is probably similar.


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