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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – In our divided nation, there is one thing that currently unites us all: it's freaking cold out.

And that led members of our newsroom to think about where they'd rather be, instead of in the midst of a polar blast that has left cars abandoned in the roads, thousands without power and turned boiling water into snow.

We limited our choices to places in the U.S. Kay Quinn choose Honolulu, Hawaii, where she grew up, and where weather is pretty delightful year-round.

Producer Heather Lodge, meanwhile, picked San Diego. It's on her bucket list and the forecast for the week is sunny and in the low 70s. That's also where Producer Sheila Condon Rice wants to go, and it's not because of peer pressure from Heather. She just really needs a beach.

Web Producer Brandie Piper would rather be in Key West. It's as far south as you can get, not to mention warm and beachy. Brandie is also a huge Jimmy Buffett fan.

Another web producer, Allison Sylte, would rather be in Colorado. No, not for THAT reason. She's a skier, and misses shredding the pow pow at Copper Mountain. It's also where her family -- and labradoodle Doodles -- lives.

Where would you rather be? Tell us via Twitter (and send us a picture!) at #ksdkwx!