When someone asks me where I'm from, I typically reply, "Life begins in Texas and everything before don't count!" The truth of the matter is, I grew up in Northwest Iowa and I'm planning a trip up to visit my family (At least the ones I haven't been able to convince to move to Texas!) in a week or so. The last time I spoke with my father he mentioned the flooding along the Missouri River, so I did a bit of poking around on the net. While I haven't seen much of this on the news, I expect we will be seeing it soon!