Minneapolis is my favorite American city so far. The people are chill, there's no stuck up east coast attitude, there's water everywhere, the whole vibe is great. I didn't see a single overweight person downtown, which says a lot. (Readers may wonder why I care so much what the ratio of overweight people in a city is, but I think it reflects a lot. People who feel alive don't sit on the couch eating doritos for year, or whatever it takes to gain 300 pounds.) I met a biker at Lake Calhoun who used to live in Scottsdale, AZ but now lives in Minneapolis. I mentioned that it's the best city I've been to so far. "I try," he said... Try to get that from a Bostonian, if you can get one to look you in the eye for enough time to start a conversation. I wish I could stay longer, but I have a deadline to get to San Francisco to see Tristyn, so I couldn't stay for longer. I'll definitely come back. Maybe I'll grow my hair again and move to Minneapolis.