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We didn't make a ton of progress on the map yesterday, but did a lot. I took the Mini in to get the oil changed and purchased some roof rack crossbars so we could go to REI and get a cargo box. It remains debatable whether we needed it or not, but it looks awesome!! A quick stop at the Mall Of America, lunch at an Italian place, Tucci Benucch, (I needed some lasagna!) Off we go! Well, for a little while, then we saw an antique store where I needed to look for ...
... between my big bag and my backpack, but did mean I had fewer liquids to carry on. I weighed everything and have about 4lb to spare, so that's a relief. Which leaves my favorite pre-vacation task. Henna tattoo! Sharan and I watched a movie on Netflix and I applied a henna tattoo to both hands. Nothing says, "I'm not going to work for two weeks" like a henna design. :) I hope I can sleep ...
... passengers all boarded except us and 2 other guys, and the guy at the gate told us we could all get on. Yaayy! We were on our way!
10 minutes into the flight, Sharan was already missing his phone, so he asked to see mine. Fortunately, he fixed it right away and had some entertainment. I was sitting next to a giant guy who seemed pretty friendly.
Onward to ...
... Honestly, there's not much to see along the interstate through western Illinois and Iowa. To pass the time as we drove, I read aloud sections of my favorite photography book (The Life Guide to Digital Photography by Joe McNally) to Sharan, who had just acquired a new camera and was eager to learn how to use it. I had recently upgraded my camera and was likewise enthusiastic about clicking a ton of pictures on the ...
... really missing something.
Since I hadn't had anything to eat since Tim Horton's I asked about a local restaurant. Lady immediately said, the 818 Club. What sounded like a gentleman's club turned out to be a very nice bar/restaurant. A grilled cheese and tortilla soup later and I was on my way to Grand Rapids.
On the way I went through both Ann Arbor (Big Blue!) and East Lansing (Spartans)...I thought about several ...