^ The OCD side of me is pained to post this photo because the canvas is tilted... But I decided to share it anyway because this is my new town and I'm gonna love it.
HELLO FROM MINNEAPOLIS! :)
I officially moved into my new home over Labor Day weekend, and I am completely ecstatic to be here.
- People love to give thumbs-ups & high-fives.
- Everyone here is so friendly and loves small talk. They strike up conversation everywhere we go - the local ice cream shop, in the elevator, on the street, etc. They just really want to know how you are doing. Even when I'm driving and I make a mistake, they wave at me and smile. THEY SMILE.
- Speaking of driving, the roads are awful here. Whoever constructed and planned these roads was awful. All left turns are basically U-turns, entry/exits of highways are on the same side, roads merge and split and change names whenever the want... It's a mess. Even my GPS gets confused sometimes. Next time I'll screenshot my Maps for you all to see, because then you'll see what I mean.
- It's okay that I get lost all of the time because all highways are free! Bye, bye ipass.
- People don't seem to follow traffic laws either. I've seen a handful of people run a red light, and I think the other day a car behind me honked at me for actually stopping at one... I dungetit.
- All cop cars have the license plate, "POLICE." lol
- The air is so clean. Every breath is so full and crisp and fresh and I love it. And the water is so fresh and smells like heaven.
- People pronounce words funny. "Bag" as "bayg" - "About" as "aboht" - "Sorry" as "sohry." It's like we are in Canada.
- The city is concentrated with so many libraries and book stories. I did read beforehand that MN was the 3rd most literate city, but they really do value their books — and I can appreciate that!
- It's also concentrated with coffee shops, which I very much plan to check out. (;
That's about it so far! :) I do like it here, and E & I say everyday how thankful we are because everyone has gone above and beyond to welcome us to the city and make us feel at home.
I don't start work for a couple of weeks and the movers (finally) come tomorrow, so I have a lot of free time on my hands. I want to...
- Learn calligraphy.
- Explore coffee shops.
- Check out church communities.
- Spend time with ze Lord.
<3 I shall keep y'all updated!