First, it's 40 degrees warmer than home, yeah!
Second, there's lots of historical architecture, double yeah!
Third, it's still the midwest so everyone says hello and is all friendly and up in your business, fantastic!
Apparently Decatur has experienced some shrinkage of its population, so there are all these gorgeous old buildings that are just a bit run down. The conference center we're staying at on the edge of town is largely empty but really nice (and I enjoy a bit of desolation).