My parents are retired, but unlike a lot of retirees, they don’t travel much. I remember asking my dad why he didn’t want to travel. He replied, “Why would I travel when I live in the greatest place on earth?” He definitely has a point.
“Why would I travel when I live
in the greatest place on earth?”
Northern Minnesota is a pretty terrific place to live, and the holiday season makes me appreciate it even more. Here are a few reasons life is good when you head north for the holidays:
It’s a delight for the senses.
Life in the Grand Rapids area is quiet and peaceful in the winter. Where else can you hear the snow fall or listen to the sound of the lake making ice?
You can find a fresh Christmas tree and drive around Grand Rapids to see all the Christmas light displays. Or head outside in the evening and take in Mother Nature’s display of Northern Lights.
I like to think that even the sky is prettier here. There is the crackling of the wood in the fireplace as you snuggle with your loved one in front of the fire.
In town, even the hustle and bustle of the season is cheerful and calm. There are the beautifully-decorated shops filled with wonderful things to give (and receive!) as gifts.
There are holiday concerts and celebrations led by talented folks of all ages every week. The town is alive with music, dance, hockey games, ice skating, and cross-country skiing.
There are folks helping other folks. There is art to see and art to create. There are delicious treats to eat and connections to be made when you meet up with friends at area restaurants.
There’s no need to worry about keeping up appearances.
Life is laid back during the holidays in Grand Rapids. It’s okay to stop shaving for awhile.
It’s okay to embrace the flannel.
When you’re all bundled up, no one can tell if you’ve gained a few extra pounds this year.
You don’t need to drive a fancy car because everyone’s car is covered in snow and road salt.
The most fun things to do in Grand Rapids don’t cost much money at all like spending time outdoors or attending community events.
And since most things in Grand Rapids are family-friendly, you don’t even have to worry about finding a baby sitter.
It’s a friendly place to be.
It’s hard to find a friendlier place to visit than Grand Rapids.
For being a small town, there are plenty of organizations and activities for people to try.
There are always folks willing to lend a hand when you need it.
Folks readily give out smiles. Life is good when you feel welcome, and Grand Rapids is good at putting out the welcome mat.
Isn’t it time you head north to Grand Rapids for the holidays?
Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to visit.
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