It’s time for a trip home (Minnesota)! I am sitting at Sky Harbor International Airport – ready to board a plane to Minneapolis. It has been 1-1/2 yrs since I have last been back to my home town of Owatonna – and way to long since I have last seen Mom (this is a surprise trip – nobody knows!).
Minnesota to Arizona
In 2004 my wife, (high-school sweet-heart) three junior high & high-school kids, and I, sold everything we had and set out for a new life in Arizona. Health reasons is what triggered our decision (rheumatoid arthritis). Our deccission has been far from easy but, has made us a stronger well rounded family.
What we miss the most is family! In June of 2011 we had a daughter that fell in love on a previous trip to Owatonnna, and decided to move back. The second thing we miss, are the change of seasons in Minnesota. What wee don’t miss are the cold winters and mosquitos.
We have never regretted starting a family and raising our kids in a small town. Our life is definitely different in Arizona verses Minnesota. Both states are great places to live and would be hard to choose – if health reasons were not the driving factor. Minnesota has a lot of great memories and, sitting here at the airport, brings all of those memories front and center.
Moving from Minnesota to Arizona has taught us a lot about ourselves and in hind site, we would do it all over again.
Moving Minnesota to Arizona?
If you are contemplating the same move, please feel free to call and ask questions – whether you are looking for a winter / vacation home or year around home.