Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... days, and then daily wear disposable contacts to wear after that so I don't keep re-infecting my eye. I was really relieved that it all got worked out before I left, and that my doctor was so helpful. Crisis averted, it was time to focus on finishing up packing. I'm mostly packed. I decided to check my bag rather than try to carry it on and have to gate check it multiple times. That required ...
I woke up early (hello birds) and got the coals started for breakfast. It's always nice to wake up to the sound of the birds and be up and about before anyone else - it's like I have the whole campground to myself.
I made friends with the campground cat who was prowling about - she really enjoyed scratching her back on the gravel. I watched some woodpeckers doing their spring ...
... were and the different varieties. It was really nice to see everything set up and all in all I really enjoyed learning about how this stuff works from farm to market and all the work in between - all the people I met, the conversations I had, the loading and unloading, the stings and cuts from harvesting..... This is really hard work and it gives me a deeper appreciation for where my food comes from ...
... Jack Nicklaus' course), the school where his son teaches, and even Hollywood Casino where I lost $5....there goes my kid's inheritance! Then Henry treated me to some great Chinese food for lunch just a few blocks from his house. Hearing the waitress and him talking Cantonese was something special and I didn't understand a word!!!
Headed back to Henry's and packed up and headed for home, making it in about ...