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  • 66 (on the way to 100) Things I Love About Minnesconsin

       January 14, 2010

    I found an old blog post entitled "100 Things I Love About America" and it inspired me to try to come up with my own list of the 100 Things I Love About Minnesconsin (keep in mind that this is especially challenging in January). So far, I've got 66. I think I need some help for the other 34.

    1. Church brats
    2. Four seasons
    3. The fact that "No" is a two syllable word
    4. Meat raffles
    5. Spotted Cow
    6. The Dalles of the St Croix River
    7. TYME machines
    8. Frozen lakes dotted with ice fishing shanties
    9. Farmer's Markets
    10. Duck, Duck, Grey Duck

    11. Point Beer
    12. Bon Iver
    13. The Grain Belt beer sign at the Hennepin Ave. bridge
    14. The "Sieve" chant
    15. Fish Frys
    16. Apostle Islands
    17. 30 degree "heat waves"
    18. Bockfest (multiple locations)
    19. Saddle Mound
    20. Summerfest
    21 "On Wisconsin"
    22. Indian Summer
    23. The crack of melting ice
    24. Tailgating
    25. St. Anthony Falls
    26. Wild rice
    27. The sparkle of fresh snow
    28. Corn on the cob
    29. State Street
    30. Light blue August skies
    31. The first Leinie's Summer Shandy of spring
    32. Polite drivers
    33. Cheese Curds (fried)
    34. Cheese Curds (fresh)
    35. The Current
    36. Beer tents
    37. Devil's Lake
    38. The Wisconsin Capitol building
    39. Buying liquor on a Sunday (Wisconsin)
    40. Sampling liquor in a store (Minnesota)
    41. Lambeau Field
    42. The Stone Arch Bridge
    43. Outdoor baseball
    44. The Skyway
    45. Surly Coffee Bender
    46. The Alpine Valley parking lot
    47. Paul Westerberg
    48. Minnesota State Fair
    49. Maple syrup
    50. Hot dishes
    51. Wisconsin Dells
    52. The Great Lakes
    53. Dive bars with old Schiltz Beer signs
    54. Polkas, especially the the "Too Fat" polka
    55. The Rudolph grotto
    56. Kringle
    57. Piggly Wiggly
    58. The horsey section at both Fleet Farm and Farm & Fleet
    59. Sheepshead
    60. Ice roads
    61. Bars along lakes & rivers
    62. Cranberries
    63. State Parks
    64. The "Bears Love Honey" Leinie's billboards on I-94
    65. Bong Recreational Area
    66. Donnay Farm chevre

    Posted by at January 14, 2010 12:54 PM

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