Sunday, May 31, 2009
Flying to Minnesota
We fly out tomorrow to Minnesota to visit family and friends. My husband was born and raised in southeastern Minnesota and I grew up in central North Dakota. However, I also consider Minnesota home because I spent part of every summer there at my grandmother's lake house and most of my extended family are still there. Anyways, to get back into the Minnesota "mindset" my husband rented the movie "New In Town" http://www.newintownmovie.com/. If anyone out there is from Minnesota or North Dakota you really need to rent this movie. It is hilarious. Well maybe if I still lived there I would not find it so funny but after moving away I can now hear the accent (anyone from up north will tell you that they do not have a accent) and fully understand the subtleties of the culture. To bad they actually filmed the movie in Winnipeg, Canada instead of Minnesota and they claim that one of the main characters moved to New Ulm, MN for his wife to get treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Well, they should have looked at a map because New Ulm, MN is nearly 90 minutes away from Rochester, MN where the Mayo Clinic is located. See now I am getting defensive of the state. I do miss some aspects of the "northern lifestyle" but I definitely do not miss 60 below zero windshields and mosquitoes that are so bad you cannot go in your own backyard in the summertime. Well, yeah ya betcha, here we come! I am glad that while there we will be able to visit my daughter's biological cousin. It is so cool to see those girls together, they are beautiful.