Nice to hear that you lived in Rochester. Rochester was ranked #1 in the country as the best place to live by Money magazine in 1994! Even I am from the country of Mugambe (Capital Timbuktu) I lived in Minnesota for a number of years. Aside from 2 months of hard winter it is the most civilized part of North America. Quality of lifestyle is unmatched to any town in the US. These days I travel from New York to Los Angeles, Seattle to Miami, but I never find anything close to the quality of that part of the country.