February 22, 2003


Minnesota - "The North Star State"

Sol: "I love Minnesota. The pine forests alone make it worth the trip. Of course MN also has the Mall of America (shopping AND Camp Snoopy all rolled into one!), the Boundry Waters Canoe Area, the humble beginnings of the Mighty Mississippi, and more lakes than you could fish in a decade's worth of summers.

There is the Renaissance Festival, the Bayfront Blues Festival, Grandma's Marathon, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, and the Festival of Nations. Let's not forget Agate Days in my hometown either!

I do love that state. It was even fun to hit 40 degrees below zero. Every once in a great while."

billhedrick: "Minnesota!
You haven't lived until you waled across a northen Minny lake in the middle of Jan. (properly encased in insulated clothes) During the days, skies so coldly blue it hurts your eyes to look at it with the sun reflecting off the snow brighter than anywhere. The nights with stars like razor sharp diamonds and the northern lights playing hide and seek across the sky."

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 09:37 AM

Minneapolis is one of the cleanest, nicest, friendliest cities anyone could ever vist. The scenery is vast, and the technology brilliant. The night life is inviting, safe and top shelf.

Posted by: Loretta on February 22, 2003 05:50 PM

Lake City MN is the birth place of Waterskiing. 1922 - Waterskiing invented at Lake Pepin by Ralph Samuelson, who strapped on a pair of pine boards and took off behind a motorboat.

A beautiful place!

Rochester is the home of the World Famous Mayo Clinic

Posted by: lshannon on February 22, 2003 08:37 PM

Minnesota has one of the few really BIG State Fairs that still run. The Minnesota State Fair is called "The Great Minnesota Get-together" for a reason. It's HUGE, it's full of exhibits specific to the state, and it's a good time.

Nearly every food you can think of, on a stick. The Mighty Midway. Machinery Hill. Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Butter sculpture! Seed paintings! Two excellent sky rides, and a vintage Old Mill ride.

And an atmosphere that can't be beat. Even in the middle of St. Paul, it still feels like a small town event, in all the best ways.

Corny? Yes. Excellent? Definitely.

Posted by: Keith on February 22, 2003 09:00 PM

Minnesota weather. You can go for days or weeks cursing the snow, cold, rain or drought. Then one day you walk out and everything around you is perfect. It doesn't matter what season, there is always at least one day when you look around and say this is why I live here.

Posted by: Valerie on March 11, 2003 10:05 AM