I love my state of Minnesota. I love MN nice, the asking to serve food three times and expecting a yes on the third attempt, the Catholics vs. Lutherans, the hard core Vikings fans, the milder summers and beautiful snowy winters.
Up North is my happy place. Duluth is one of the most amazing towns with big hills, brick roads, lighthouses, and beautiful nature.
Gunflint trail is the best. No cellphones (and learned some GPS’) don’t work on the trail. It’s pure beauty. Nature with no outside distractions is the best vacations ever and the much needed rejuvenation needed. Thankfully Minnesota is filled with over 11,000 lakes (despite our state motto being land of 10,000 lakes) and lots of nature :). One of the biggest namesakes of Minneapolis/St. Paul is all the parks within the cities!