I grew up in Cincinnati so I suppose that makes me a Midwesterner. My friends from Nebraska wonder how Ohio can be considered part of the Midwest, but it's cultural as much as historical and geographical. I still have family living in Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan and enjoy visiting there with my family. When you live in Hawai'i, you end up vacationing in places like Paris, Kentucky, Athens, Ohio and Holland, Michigan. We love making side trips to Illinois and Indiana as well to visit favorite places like Chicago and Columbus, Indiana.