Minnesota Neighbors


We are still having beautiful weather in Minnesota. I’m really enjoying living here.

Today I went out to work on gathering leaves again. One of the neighbors was walking by and she stopped to chat. I learn many things from her about the neighborhood and about our own house. Her family used to be friends with the previous owners.

I never thought that in my life I would have neighbors who:

  • Hunt pheasant
  • Hunt red squirrels
  • Hunt duck
But, I’m surrounded by hunters. Life in Minnesota is interesting. The transition from city life (Chicago and Seattle) to rural life has really opened my mind to the differences between the two.

A sense of  calmness accompanies living in the “country.” It’s hard to consider it country though when a Target and the highway are within a 5 minute drive. Our neighborhood is similar to living “up north” — at least that’s what I’m told. The trees hover overhead and the feeling of being in the woods really hits you when you enter the neighborhood.

We looked at over 100 houses and it took us over 6 months to find this house. Looking back, we made the absolute best choice.

We’ll always be indebted to our Realtor, Bridget Crepeau, from Edina Realty for her patience with us in finding the “right” place.

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