Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation - Day 3

Sunday morning we woke up to RAIN....and the threat of storms all day long! :( It was supposed to be our waterpark day, but since it was only supposed to be in the 70's and rainy all day, we decided we should pick some other activities to do. (seriously disappointed since the Dells is the Waterpark Capital of the World...and that's the only reason I agreed to come here!) We started looking at maps online, but there really wasn't much in the area we hadn't already seen...so I looked up how far it would be to Minneapolis since none of us have ever been to the great state of Minnesota...

Yep, you guessed it! In the car...on the road...about 3 hours later we made it to the Twin Cities. Here's the journey...

This plate is pretty good...ha

Hello Minnesota! (felt like it took FOREVER)

Minneapolis skyline...through the rain (it didn't sprinkle at all until we pulled into town! but it stopped right after this)

Another Big Ten stop...University of Minnesota!


Mary Tyler Moore statue downtown...we really wanted to get out and take a picture with her, but there was MASSIVE amounts of construction and absolutely no parking, we had to loop around a few times to get the pics we could!

Stopped illegally (shhhh...don't tell! ha) and took pictures of First Ave.


What's a stop to MN without a trip to Mall of America!?! I TRIED to find some good stuff to buy, but none of the stores had anything I really wanted, so I settled on a new pair of earrings from Icing (one of my fave spots).

The Lego display inside the mall...

...a view overlooking the "rides/amusement" area of the mall

We made it back to the Dells in time for dinner at Applebee's and enjoyed a few glasses of Spotted Cow on tap! ;)


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