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August 28, 2015

Hello, Minnesota!

When Ken told me we were moving to Minnesota, I had no idea what to expect or how I should feel about the move. I had heard from many people who had visited that it was a larger version of Grand Rapids and that it would be an easy transition from one Midwest state to the next. So, I kept an open mind on my first visit to the place we would soon call "home".

First Impressions
Comparing this city to Grand Rapids is an understatement. If the cities of Grand Rapids and Portland somehow got together and had a baby, Minneapolis would be their offspring. It's a perfect mix of Midwest hospitality, approachability and friendliness that Grand Rapids breathes with Portland's artistic, progressive and contemporary city.  

I could not have been more impressed by my new home state and new city of Minneapolis after my first visit. It is such a beautiful, clean city sprawling with opportunity and adventure. As the 16th largest metropolitan city in the United States there is so much to see and do. There is way more going on here than any city here in Michigan. I am counting down the days until we make our big move from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis. Only 33 more days!