I make casual references to it here or there, but if you don't know, I grew up in the fantabulous town of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Yeah, it's in the Upper Midwest. In fact, it IS the Upper Midwest. Minnesota touches Canada, you betcha. And if you've never seen pictures, it does snow there. Sometimes. Maybe anytime from October to March, on average.
YET...somehow...I don't know how...Money Magazine ranked Eden Prairie, MN, as America's #1 best place to live.
But wait, didn't you say it snows anytime between October and March? Didn't you insinuate that since it's so northerly, it's probably cold??
Yes, yes I did.
But you know what? It don't matter! Because in Minnesota, we have Minnesota Nice. We have outdoorsy stuff to do even when it's cold, because it's cold! Because we know life doesn't stop just because there's a negative windchill. No, it goes on.
See fo' yourself:
Yep, that's where I grew up folks.