It still sounds like paradise. I used to live in Minneapolis and grew up on a farm thirty miles south of there. I still miss four real seasons instead of the two seasons there are where I am now.<quoted text>Alas, i am inland form the great lake a few miles so no view of Superior, but i do have a nice view of a waterfall on a trout stream. if i climb the mountain behind us, i can see both Lake superior to the south and canda to the north!
But we do have real mountains here. There are spots in this state where I can see 10,781 ft Mt. Baker to the north and 14,411 ft Mt. Rainier to the south. As the crow flies that is 100 miles to the south and 50 miles to the north. Locally I am half an hour from a mountain that is 5,000 feet high. If you wanted to you could golf in the morning and ski in the afternoon some days. Too bad that I don't golf.