When It Is 95 in Minneapolis, You Don't Want Your Body Parts to Touch Anybody Else's Body Parts

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viking fans at metrodomeWhen you get off the plane in Minneapolis, which you boarded in Sacramento, the humidity hits you like a ton of bricks. I have lived in Sacramento for 9 years now. I have taken dry heat for granted. It's like you don't even notice it. I mean, I'll be out in the back yard yanking a few weeds out of the garden when all of a sudden beads of perspiration will roll down the side of my face. I'll think: what is that? Where did that come from? Oh, yeah, right, it's 95; I forgot.

You don't forget when it's 95 in Minneapolis. It's like a Turkish bath. Not that I have ever been to a Turkish bath but one day I will go. The reason I have not yet gone to Turkey is because Greece is right next door. I hear the two countries do not get along. So, if you're going to visit that part of the world, you might not want to cross boundaries from one country to the other -- they prefer that you choose one and stick to it. Whereas, I am in the "may as well" camp. If you're going to Minneapolis, for example, you may as well go to Saint Paul.

Which is where we are headed tomorrow, to attend the best State Fair in the entire country. Yes sirree, right here in Saint Paul, Minnesota, home of Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion. I had never heard of Lake Wobegon until I spotted somebody in the Home Depot parking lot somewhere in Orange County wearing a t-shirt that read: Where is Lake Woebegon, Minnesota? So, I stopped him and asked if he knew because I did not. Lake Woebegon -- that's how much I know about Garrison Keillor.

Except it's common knowledge that Garrison Keillor goes to St. Paul Saints' games, which is the minor league baseball team in Saint Paul. I am not a huge baseball fan. I once went to a game at Midway Stadium in the 1990s. This was when Darryl Strawberry played for them, after he got into all that trouble with cocaine. The crowd chanted Strawberry, Strawberry, Strawberry -- they loved him, but he was not from Saint Paul, so who cares, and Strawberry soon thereafter left the state. It's surprising that I am sharing any of this with you because I am not a sport's fan. I don't really follow any sports.

Which is why yesterday I was standing on the Light Rail from the Lindbergh Terminal and wondering why there were so many Sacramento Kings fans on Light Rail with us. The Light Rail was jam packed, filled with men, women and children wearing purple shirts that read KINGS. It wasn't until they turned a bit that I could see there were two more letters on those shirts.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Jill Sackler
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Living in New York, I'm used to the high humidity. Some people don't like it (but I really do.) When I go to Las Vegas or Southern California, I'm not as physically comfortable. I guess it's what you're used to.

Sep 02, 2011 02:26 AM #1
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Melissa Zavala
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WHen we moved to California from the east, I remember hearing on the news that it was a humid day and I thought that the newscaster knew nothing about humid. I hear ya.

Sep 02, 2011 02:27 AM #2
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Elizabeth - Girl if you want some real humidity come to South Florida :) I hope you have a great time at the state fair and have a safe trip home.

Sep 02, 2011 03:55 AM #3
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Gotta tell ya, Elizabeth .. you have me chuckling.  Welcome to the midwest, huh?? And it's amazing that people don't understand just how extreme the weather is in Minnie .. or Chicago .. or anywhere here in the central land.  We get extremes at both ends.  Never dull, that's for sure.  Hope you enjoy the fair ... and we hear all about it in the future ...

Gene

Sep 02, 2011 04:11 AM #4
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Barb Van Stensel
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So you won and didn't go to Chicago but Minneapollis and the State Fair!  Way to Go!!  Rather stick though, must admit.  Have fun... so excited for you.  I expect photos on AR of this visit, btw.

Sep 02, 2011 05:53 AM #5
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Well, that photo was shot at the Metrodome stop at the Light Rail where all those Vikings' fans got off. Doesn't that count as a photo?

Sep 02, 2011 08:43 AM #6
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Wendy Cutrufelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Walnut Creek, CA
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That's why I left Minnesota the DAY I turned 18 and headed West!

Sep 02, 2011 10:58 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Gotta love your title line, Elizabeth!  So much wisdom and truth there.  It reminds me of when I was once a wife.  We finally scrapped enough money together and take a dream vacation to Hawaii.  We dreamed of temperatures in the 80s, with sandy beaches.  However, when you come from a drier climate, rather than tropical, you don't understand what humidity can add to the equation.  

I am fairly certain that wild passionate love scene with Debra Kerr and Burt Lancaster, in the movie, "From Here to Eternity," MUST BE a farce.  Humidity, sand and passion should NEVER mix!

Sep 04, 2011 05:09 AM #8
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Hey Wendy: That's pretty much what I did as well. Turned 18 and left. I made it as far as Colorado before I ran out of money. But a few years later, I finally ended up in California. Why I went back for 10 years in 1990 is a mystery known only to me.

Hi Myrl: Humidity and passion is fine, but adding sand to the equation sounds very uncomfortable, I agree.

Sep 05, 2011 04:01 AM #9
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