I love this state and feel blessed that I get a chance to visit every July. Most of the time it's simply to attend the quilt retreat in St. Cloud, but every several years the visit gets extended a little bit.
My dear friend, Cathy (who is also my first cousin), lives about 40 minutes from us here in California. However, we each met our Minnesota guy at the same small college in Kansas. Over ten years ago, Cathy and Terry started building a log cabin in northern Minnesota. This is the third time I've had the chance to visit, but it is the first time there has been running water and an indoor bathroom and shower!