La Quinta Inn Minneapolis Airport Bloomington
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I hit my first deer today. On my way to meet my family so they could drop me at the shuttle to bring me to the airport I whacked one good. Head-on at 55 mph.....and no damage whatsoever to me or my truck. Not so lucky for the deer :-(. I'm trying to tell myself that it'll be good food for the birds and varmints (they need to eat too), but I do feel …
We left Independence, Iowa about 9:00 am. and headed to Waterloo, which was about 25 miles West. Arrived at the John Deere Factory for the 10:00 tour. I had thought it was for all types of tractors, but it was huge farm tractors. There was about 23 people and I think most of them was farmers. It was a inside riding tour around the huge factory …
Normally we are running late to the airport. Like when we were going to Paris, we almost missed the plane, no seriously. They were paging us like crazy and we had to sprint to the gate.
Today though, we were on time but of course, the plane delayed. Why is it that when you're running late, the plane is early but when you're running on time, the plane is late? Go figure!!!!
From Minneapolis, we will fly to Chicago, then to Miami and after a 4 ...
... Mall of America. The mall is big with the stores in an outer circle and four levels leaving space for kiddie rides in the middle which included a roller coaster. I had a great meal in a barbecue restaurant comprising of a burger with brisket added to the burger meat, topped with pulled pork and two thick slices of jalapeno bacon with chip - Yum!
Wonder how hot it will get tomorrow?
... Mmmmm...breakfast and a hot dog!" Hahaha.
After a rather lengthy stop we were back on the road. The whole trip was uneventful except for the extreme heat every time we stopped for gas or a rest stop. The car thermometer read "104," which was our car's personal record!
We arrived in Minneapolis/Bloomington around 6:00 (CT), and after checking in at the Fairfield, we headed to Culver's for our traditional first day stop. Since we had ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking