Traveling From Minneapolis (-10°) to Chicago (0°)

Normally, Minnesotans heading to the airport in the depths of winter face a trade-off.

Option #1:  wear their winter coldclothing and stay warm to and from the airport, but then be saddled with lots of extra clothes at their destination.

Option #2:  travel light, but freeze to and from the airport.

(Once upon a time, pre-security concerns, airport storage lockers offered a third option).


Then there’s traveling to Chicago this weekend, as my wife and daughter are doing.

When you’re going from Minneapolis (windchill -25°) to Chicago (windchill -10°), there’s no such dilemma:  you pack . . . everything!

P.S.:  You know that expression, “out of the frying pan, into the fire?”

There really should be a cold-weather counterpart.

Like, “out of the freezer, and into the icebox.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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