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    So it looks as though I may be in this area soon. Any WCers ever been? Got any inside tips to eatiers and things to do?
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    I haven't been there, but I have friends there. If you'd like, I can ask one of them to send me recommendations.
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    A friend who lives there has said good things about Mother Bear's Pizza and Runcible Spoon.
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    If you like hippie burritos/wraps/salads (ie whole beans, brown rice, no red meat) and/or Frank Zappa then check out Laughing Planet Cafe. I used to manage one in Portland, but the Bloomington one was the first (there are now like 5 or 6 in the NW). Also, the same owner has a coffee shop called Soma around there too but I've never been so I can't vouch for it.
    • CommentAuthorltwill
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011
    I live about 40 minutes south of bloomington, spent a lot of time there while growing up and even recently. There are tons of things to see, do, eat. It has changed a lot over the last 30 years but it can be a fun town. I could give you some suggestions if I knew your interests- cuisine, outdoor activities etc.
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
    Bloomingfoods is a rad co-op and the campus is really farkin' pretty. That's about all I got.
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    Well I had my first visit. Mother Bear's was awesome!

    Sorry I wasn't able to get back in the forum before I went. I live in Alabama and was slightly affected by the tornadoes. No where near the devastation around me though.

    I am moving to Bloomington in the fall. I like hiking, camping, kayaking/canoeing. I hope to ride my bike more.
    I need to find a job there to live on while obtaining my second degree.

    Oh the financial strife ahead....
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2011
    Wish I would have seen this thread sooner, I live here in Bloomington. Could have helped you out. Anyhow, glad you enjoyed it. Hope your move goes okay. If you have need for more recommendations, just let us know.
    • CommentAuthorkdeliso1
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011
    Uh... did someone mention Bloomington? I live there. I think it's great. Sort of. Big small town? Small city? Indiana's sunbelt.
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    I like Big Small Town. That was the vibe I got. Everything has been seamless so far!

    Moving in August to a new Journey outside of Alabama. Maybe this should be where I start a blog.
    • CommentAuthorkdeliso1
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2011
    Vintage Phoenix Comic Books and Landlocked Music are two local establishments I would like to recommend. Also obtaining your Monroe County Public Library card is a must. One of the best in the country. No shit. It's wonderful. Oh, and someone else mentioned Bloomingfoods. Yeah. Wait, the Saturday Farmers Market, too. Ever seen the film "Breaking Away"? Thirty years outdated but good for some historical perspective.
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2011
    Hey kdeliso, I've been working at MCPL for nearly four years now. We ARE pretty awesome, thanks!
    • CommentAuthorkdeliso1
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
    Ha! Infomancer. I would probably recognize you. I frequent that place. I often meet up with my teenage daughters there. I have stuff on hold all the time. And yes, awesome may not be to strong of a descriptor for the library.

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