minnesota went well. the landscape was like nothing i've ever seen before: flat, very green, and yes, lakes - thousands. hence the 'land of 10,000 lakes' moniker. it was very peaceful there especially with incredible sunsets that last hours. park rapids, the nearest town, was adorably nostalgic - i don't think much has changed there in the last 50 years. will i ever return? ya sure, you betcha!