Minnesota. The place I've called home for almost 26 years. The land I'm loving more and more as each one of those years pass. We're not all just snow storms and lakesides up here (though I'm beginning to adore both of those things). There is a sense of community and tradition and even more than that, a sense of family and feeling like you're finally home. We are gifted with four seasons and matching cities and thousands of tiny towns in between. Standing under city lights and deciding later that you'd rather journey towards a northern sky might be the most wonderful thing about this place. And fair food, nothing beats the fair food. Minnesota, you are so incredibly dear to me.