Like DailyBiz, I have family in Minnesota but unlike him, made the unfortunate choice to pick this weekend for a visit which turns out to be the coldest in years. Today, the temperature gauge in our rental hit 13 below.
Still, it is great to get out of New York, especially to a town that is its polar (sorry) opposite, as evidenced by the town's official motto: Cows, Colleges and Contentment. Contentment does seem pervasive, despite the cold. Perhaps this is due in part to a sweet, oaty fragrance emanating from the Malt-O-Meal plant, providing citizens with constant aromatherapy.