Here in Minnesota, we're known for being tops in the nation in many things-- like our schools, our quality of life, and how extremely intelligent we all are, for example. And now, even our airport is once again at the top of the list. Yep. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington has once again been named the Best in North America for the second year in a row. This CBS-Minnesota story has all the details on what makes the Twin Cities Airport so good.

"Around 600,000 travelers in 84 countries were asked to rate the airport in which they were surveyed on 34 key performance indicators, like airport access, check-in, security screening, restrooms, stores and restaurants," the story said. "MSP Airport earned the highest score among North American airports serving 25 to 40 million passengers a year," the story went on to say.

I will say there are some cool restaurants and bars at the MSP airport. When we were flying back from San Francisco a few years ago, I'm not sure which concourse we landed in, but when we got off the plane, the lounge we walked through looked way cool-- it was ultra-modern, was serving some cool martinis, had some great beers on tap (I, of course, noticed THAT as we made our way through and headed down to the baggage claim on the lower level) and everybody there appeared to be having a great time.

It looked so cool, my wife and I were tempted to find out which concourse it was and head back to just to have a drink and check it out! (We haven't done that, though, because despite how cool the place might be, it still just seems wrong to spend MORE time at the airport when you're not flying, doesn't it?!?)