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Posted on: 2:51 pm, January 14, 2014, by Sam Hoyle, updated on: 05:15pm, January 14, 2014
Located just south of Seattle on the Puget Sound is Des Moines, Washington
The town of 30,000 was set up in 1887 by a Des Moines, IA native, F.A. Blasher. Photo by Joe Mabel
Unlike our city, their weather provides mild seasons with occasional snow and temperatures rarely exceeding 90 degrees. Photo by Joe Mabel
Maybe they're still showing The Field of Dreams? Photo by Joe Mabel
Life's a beach in Des Moines. Photo by Joe Mabel
It's over 900 miles to the nearest beach from Des Moines, IA. It's less than 900 meters in Des Moines, WA. Photo by Vicki Suzan
The two Des Moines are 1,700 miles apart and would take around 26 hours to drive between the two. Photo Joe Mabel
Or you could fly. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 4 miles away. Courtesy Michael B/Flickr
Too much water? How about the desert? There’s a Des Moines in New Mexico too. Although you may be lonely with just 140 neighbors.
Ever wondered what life would be like if Des Moines was by the ocean?
I know that those in Des Moines, WA pronounce the “s” at the end of “Moines”.
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