Thursday, April 07, 2011

Minnesota = Peace



According to this new study, Minnesota is ranked 4th in the country for peacefulness. I can see that. 10,000 lakes, national forests, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, peaceful prairies, clean air, not too many people & friendliness. Rivers, sky blue skies, great artists & musicians, the largest lake in the world...and the home of Snoopy.

Clearly I think Minnesota is a great place to live. When I returned from 5 1/2 years of living in California, I finally felt like I could take a deep breath. I'm not cut out for the hustle & bustle (constantly!) of a big city. I take my life a little slower; more peacefully.

The USPI indicators: number of violent crimes, number of murders, number of police officers and the incarceration rate & ease of access to small arms.

3 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Those statistics are really good. The only part I could not deal with is the harsh winters.

Meigan said...

Lady, I couldn't agree with you more. And other than those late night feedings I think you get a heck of a lot more peace up there than we do in the cities.

Which is why we just joined SHTA and have planned our first backpack trip for end of April - we can't wait to get back up there.

Kate said...

Someday, I will be back. My fantasy WILL come true. Cabin in Grand Marais. I'll be the crazy cat lady in the woods.