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Old 09-18-2007, 09:08 AM
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I guess its 6 of one, half a dozen of another, but I welcome the long cold fridgide winter. I'm coming from south Louisiana and I'll tell you this, you can have these 100 degree, 98% humidity summers that last from May until November. We're lucky if we start getting some really cold weather (30's & 40's ha! ha!) for a day or two in January. If at all.

And for all the hot weather, we don't even have any beaches to enjoy. All we have is river mud shore lines and big swamp misquitoes. (There's good things about living here, but you get the point)

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not coming up there thinking that I'll roll in the snow naked all winter long. I know it gets cold, and there's a lot of head ache envolved in living in a cold climate. I just welcome the change.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 PM
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Minneapolis winters get cold. Well, I think this post will ressurrent itself when November rolls around, because that's when things start becoming ugly...

I do like summers on the other hand.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:51 PM
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm afraid I may partly belong to the "I don't like the cold" category, I love the desert summers with 95'F nights and 10% humidity. BUT, I'm reminding myself of the things I do like about cold weather: you can get all bundled up in great winter clothes, you can gather around an open fire while you wait to feel your fingers/toes again, you reeeeally appreciate a warm, sunny day... We're going to the Cities for Thanksgiving and Christmas, not a long stay but I'm going with an open mind, 3 scarves, thermal underwear etc. haha.

I liked the comment about MN getting quite sunny winters, as long as it's not all doom and gloom like the English winters, I could do ok. Just a bit of blue sky might get me through it.

As I mentioned before, I do love what the Twin Cities has to offer, the people, culture, diverstiy etc. and my favourite (sorry, Brit spelling) musician is based there. Anyone heard of Robert Everest? He played at our wedding, fantastic guy, he plays at Maria's cafe quite regularly I think.

OK, well, I'll repost after a few winter trips to MN!
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:20 PM
Location: Traverse City, MI
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Default Winter

Woo Hoo! I love winter! Bugs die! My nose gets so cold that the hairs freeze in it, which reminds me of the fact that I love summer, too. It's so cold here in the winter that when you walk in the snow, it's crunchy and makes a noise that is, for whatever the reason, comforting. People think that it snows alot here, but it doesn't. It's just darned cold...really cold.

My favorite time of year is right now...fall. Which, I guess, is not quite here yet. But whatever this is, I love it! Crispy cold evenings and warm, sunny days. You can't beat it!

The best thing about the Twin Cities is that you have a change of seasons. If you are visiting this site from other parts of the country, believe me, you'll get a kick out of the area! Come visit!
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:32 PM
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I live in MN as well and love the genuine, friendly people (I have lived all over the US and abroad), don't mind the cold, but the LENGTH of the winter is about to drive me back west. I grew up in CA and other than the great food, don't want to live there again, but am thinking about Oregon. Any thoughts? I want to keep the seasons, be near the ocean, have smaller towns (smaller pop) family values, low cost of living, farm-life.... thanks
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:52 PM
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Used to love the Dalles but that was before the Google days. I hear much has changed, but you're looking at the coastal thing (my preference too).
Both my wife and I love the PNW, but as many times as we've gone through there for some reason Oregon doesn't resonate as much with her as NorCal or WA. I don't get it, but, well... my job is not to "get it". I just to try to do the right thing. Which is to keep going back through there to keep her mind open just in case we do end up in that area. I'd hate to write off such gorgeous scenery.
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