Ja! Whic reminds me. Seattlelite was touring Europe
and found himsef in Norway
. A native asked "Where you from in the US?"
Seattle! In Washington
The Norske replied "That anywhere near Poulsbo?"
You can substitute Ballard also. Or Minneapolis-St.Paul and Fargo.
Ole and Lena had landed in the USA and bought a team an wagon. They were heading out to the Pacific Northwest
of this new country with the advise " Keep going til you see waves."
Exiting the woodlands of middle Minnesota
the arrived at the Great Plains wind
swept buffalo grass
"Look Ole by golly" exclaimed Lena. It looks just like waves with that wind and all!:
"By yumpin yimminy" he shouted back. "Stop the wagon before we drown!"
And that's how the Norske's got to the Dakotas. Fishing
was terrible though which is why Lutefisk was invented.