Fun with Maps 211&212

Map 211 is similar to others I’ve featured before and you can’t stop me. It shows the best and worst states to make a living for 2017. Now, you’re probably thinking that I, a proud Minnesotan, am just sharing this map because Minnesota looks good in it. That’s a true statement but my home state…

Fun with Maps 205&206

Map 205 shows the largest immigrant populations in each state (excluding Mexico). India is the top immigrant population in nineteen states, the most of any country. Seven states have the Philippines as their top immigrant-supplier, the second highest. Burma is third with five states. I find it interesting there are so many different countries represented on…

Trip #9 – Wisconsin Dells [Day 2]

This trip took place from April 20th through April 23rd, 2017. James woke up quite early so Beth and I did too. She fed him breakfast while I went down to the lobby to retrieve ours. Technically I didn’t go down to the lobby. At our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, the lobby was on the second floor…

Trip #9 – Wisconsin Dells [Day 1]

This trip took place from April 20th through April 23rd, 2017. Day 1, New Hope, MN to Lake Delton, WI: My wife Beth occasionally works at trade shows selling memberships as part of her outside marketing job at Costco. While attending one such show she placed a $100 down-payment with a timeshare company for a three-night stay at…

Fun with Maps 201&202

    Map 201 is extremely serious. It shows the location of the top ten restaurant tacos in Minnesota. Yes, tacos are serious business and don’t you ever forget it! I found these super scientific rankings (read: one writer’s opinion) here. That writer, Trent Jonas, presumably sampled many delicious tacos before creating this list but he…

Fun with Maps 199&200

I dislike 99.9% of what President Donald Trump (shudder) does but I’m torn on the recent airstrikes against the cruel Assad Regime. The military action was in retaliation for an Assad-ordered chemical gas attack against his own citizens, including men, women, and children, that killed at least 60 people. I like the idea of fighting back…

Fun with Maps 197&198

Map 197 is kind of like a State of the Union for Women’s Quality of Life. A MoveHub study that I found on DailyMail examined several factors to determine the best and worst states for the quality of a woman’s life. The factors include the gender pay gap, political representation, education, accessibility to health insurance,…