I recently returned from a week’s vacation in northern Minnesota, a short canoe trip (or long drive, your choice) from the Canadian border. In case you and your’s are considering a journey to the land of 10,000 lakes, perhaps you’ll find the below comparative analysis helpful.
North Carolina versus Minnesota
Official State Bird Cardinal Common Loon
Unofficial State Bird Chicken (Fried or BBQ’d) Mosquito
Political Embarassment John Edwards State government shutdown
Typical July Weather 95 degrees 75 degrees
Key Word/Phrase “Ain’t” “You betcha”
Food of Choice Barbecue Hot Dish (aka casserole)
State Religion Baptist/NASCAR Lutheran/Ice Fishing
Auto Accessory Calvin peeing sticker Snow chains
Minnesota is a beautiful state, but please don’t visit for its barbecue, which in my limited experience is, to put it as politely as possible, horrible. Pictured at left is the “pork barbecue” sandwich I had the misfortune of ingesting on July 4th. Believe me when I say our founding fathers would have been appalled.