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Yes, that's right, my husband and I are heading to the homeland for the next couple of weeks:  Hibbing (and Mankato, where my husband's people are).  I'll post pictures.

I don't think I'm imagining things:  did a Minnesota member post about living in the shadow of one of the mines where the water level inside the pit is higher than the town and could flood the town?  My husband was talking to another friend from the north country who mentioned it.  I tried searching but couldn't find it.  Someone let me know if I've been sniffing too much fabric dye or did someone really post this?

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Betsy, have a great time on your vacation.  Although, I do question your sanity for being excited about going to where they are still having snow.  Just kidding.  Enjoy your family. Can't wait to see pics.
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deb I checked the weather report and it's supposed to be in the 70's next week.  :D  So maybe she won't have snow. . . .
 

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That's good.  I bet it will be a pleasant 70 at that. 
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57 degrees there right now.

Probably will not snow, although the last time we were there in mid July, we got to see the 4th of July parade which had been postponed from the 4th on account of being too cold.
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My mother, bless her heart, loved going up with my dad in January.  I told them it would be evidence in the sanity hearings.  ;D

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drenee said:
Betsy, have a great time on your vacation. Although, I do question your sanity for being excited about going to where they are still having snow.
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Hey, it hasn't snowed in, um, hours!

(Haven't heard the mine thing.)
 

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Michelle, you're in the south aren't you?  I know it's up in the iron range somewhere!

Glad to hear you're not shoveling snow.

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We go to MN every summer in late July.  By the end of July I absolutely can not stand one more minute of the extremely hot and humid weather here in KS and am so happy to have our trip to MN.  We go to Longville, which is about 20 mi. from Leech Lake.

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Cool.The weather is beautiful here in Minnesota now :)
 

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Hope you have a great time, I envy you.  I grew up in the Twin Cities and all my family is still there.  I am planning on going back in August.  I am hoping for a dramatic thunderstorm or two...we don't get that many in Seattle.
 

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Betsy the Quilter said:
Michelle, you're in the south aren't you? I know it's up in the iron range somewhere!

Glad to hear you're not shoveling snow.

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Nope, north of Hibbing and solidly in the iron range.

The weather is nice, but the frogs haven't returned to our backyard pond yet.
 

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Sorry, confusing you with Sugar!  I think she's in the south....

Read it was in the 30s in Hibbing this morning.  It'll probably be a heat wave by the time we actually get there (taking our time driving).

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lol @ heatwave ..it's Minnesota so it could happen :)

I am right in the middle of the state, so we get the weather from both northern and southern Minnesota.Which can make for some interesting thunderstorms due to the cool..hot weather line often being right over us.

My Grandmother's family was from the Iron Range,and the Becida area,lots of stories up that way :)

Have a wonderful vacation Betsy :)
 

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Don't let the mosquitoes carry you away!! If you have time you should stop in Duluth. There is allot historical things to go see. I really like to go to Canal Park. They have a little museum and a boardwalk  along lake Superior. I like to go to Canal Park and watch the big iron ore ships come in.We also like to go to Duluth for the 4th of July.  Oh... I am very serious about the mosquitoes. ;)
 

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Lindsaygator--

are you from Minnesota?  Where?

We'll mostly drive through Duluth this trip.  We've been there before and my husband ran in Grandma's Marathon there once.  This is a visit-friends-and-relatives trip; my sister-in-law in Detroit, my aunt and cousins in Hibbing and my husband's cousins in Mankato.  Plus friends in Ohio on the way up.  Canal Place sounds neat, we've not been to Duluth in a while.   I guess the ore ships are carrying taconite these days?

We well know the mosquito is the alternate state bird after the loon, LOL!  Funny, I don't remember them so much as a kid playing at the lake where my uncle had a cabin.

From Mineral Wells, WV

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Betsy, does your route take you out I-70 through WV?
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It's the black flies that are evil at the moment.
 

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See, I read Hinckley and I don't think fire, I think casino. :)
 
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