Originally Posted by Skittle68
I'm also "blooming where I was planted". I live 3.6 miles from the hospital I was born in, in Duluth, MN. I moved to California for a couple years, but I came back to be close to my family, even though it meant braving the winters. I met my wonderful boyfriend shortly after I got back, and have been with him ever since. Now, his company wants to make him district manager, so he might be uprooting me and moving us to Minneapolis. On the plus side, since it's a couple hours south, it stays a few degrees warmer in the winter. The downside is that I can't handle heat very well, and it gets hotter down there in the summer.
I was in the Air Force, assigned to Finley AFS, ND. My (then, evil) husband took a walk and left me there. My next assignment would have been to Duluth. I'd had enough of the cold midwest, and opted out.
Many moons later my (good) husband of 20 years (at the time, now it is 30), wanted to see the area where I spent my military years. After we had a very lovely visit to Finley, we decided to see Duluth. What a lovely town! I can't say I regret my decisions, heaven knows where the radar station was where I'd have been assigned. But it is a beautiful town, and like all of the midwest, lovely and friendly people.