The new location only adds 5 hours to what would have already been about a 17 hour trip, depending on where in Minnesota you are. Just a drop in the bucket, at that point, right? We did consider South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, which were all a bit closer. Wyoming might be a nice option for later, with the great laws, lack of taxes, and amount of property one can get for the money. Weather, climate, and location beat it out for us, though. I'm looking forward to having both desert and Alpine climates within a half hour drive. Whatever kind of outdoor fun I want to get into on any given day, I just drive in the appropriate direction.