I grew up in Chicago, and I'm still learning a bunch of stuff as I get older about the windy city that I never knew. Like the nickname the "Windy City" has nothing to do with the nasty winds coming off the Lake. The nickname dates back to the 1800s and is a metaphor that was used to refer to big belly Chicago politicians that were full of hot air among other things. Plus four states can be seen from the top of the "Willis Tower" (formally the Sears Tower).

For those of you who were raised in Lansing, there are still some things that you might not know about your hometown. Here are some fun facts about Lansing from provisionpg.com. We all know Lansing is the capital of Michigan today, but it wasn’t always. Before 1847, Michigan’s state capital was Detroit.

  • Lansing was not incorporated as a city until 1859.
  • The capitol contains 19 chandeliers, and each is a one-of-a-kind creation by Tiffany’s of New York.
  • Lansing hosts the Capital City Film Fest each year – a showcase of independent films and live bands.
  • Michigan State University was recently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world according to U.S. News & World Report (2015).
  • The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is in its 50th year serving the cultural needs of Lansing. It provides services to 140 arts and cultural agencies throughout the region.

I know one thing: I moved here to join WITL to do mornings with Erica in September. I am learning new things everyday about the city and surrounding areas. I just love it, and I can't wait till the pandemic starts to fade so I can explore and learn so much more.

What's your favorite thing about living here?

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