I recently spent a few days at my happy place…Palm Springs. This desert destination truly is magical and my stay at Miramonte Resort a few miles east made it even more so. Daily outings to nearby wilderness preserves and evenings around the hotel fire pit gazing at the stars made my mini-vacay the consummate getaway. Here’s

1) Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline. That’s more than California, Florida, & Hawaii combined. 2) The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet. 3) Tonka Trucks were developed and continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota.   4) Wheaties cereal was invented in Minnesota.