Well, I would never move back there, actually, but I think Iowa's pretty neat. But like Lady Pekoe, I sometimes get that same reaction.
My favorite was the "what to people do there?" incredulity.
I said, "Well, they get up in the morning and go to the bathroom. Then they take a shower, and eat breakfast. Then they go to work. For some people, that's farming, or one of the businesses that support farming, like selling tractors. Or they sell insurance, or they teach, or they fix cars, or they do accounting, or they're doctors. And then they have lunch, and work some more. When they get home, they talk to the kids, help them with homework, watch TV and go to bed. Isn't that what people do pretty much anywhere?"