I defected from Minnesota and its frozen tundra a few years ago and bounced around in Costa Rica, the USA and Europe, while living largely out of two suitcases with a brief case for an office. I don’t believe in doing anything by default. That includes living where you grew up.
Traveling not only teaches you about the places you visit but the places you left behind. To know a place inside and out you need to see it from the outside. I now feel like I know Minnesota inside and out.
I returned to the Twin Cities in July after a long drive across the vast outdoor food factory known as Nebraska and Iowa. To drive up along lush Mississippi River bluffs into the quaint tree lined streets and lakes of the Twin Cities was like finding an oasis in a vast desert of corn. I was home and my home was as beautiful as any place I’d visited in the world.
Revisiting my old haunts brought back rich memories and thoughts of the many incredible people I knew. To meet some of my favorites Minnesota characters visit “Minnesota Originals“.