I made it to the northern lands. This is my hero's welcome.
On top of that, there was popcorn, and chocolate chip cookies, and tea, and granola bars. It's a shame they didn't last long enough to be photographed.
The city is beautiful. It smells of fresh earth. Foliage is everywhere. Ducks run through the park by the lake. The horizon is littered with cranes and construction sites. The market downtown thrives with art and life. The streets are wide and everything is oversized. It's a good place to call home.