Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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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 ...
... was great to have a familiar face and a good friend here since I was the only one traveling from LMU.
Monday came and went with conference presentations. I found myself with a bit of free time just after 4 pm and before dinner, so I decided to drive a couple of miles to downtown Bloomington, a town of 70,000. I saw a Kroger on the way - another East Coast thing that made me smile. As far as downtown Bloomington is concerned, I am not sure exactly what I was ...
... at Heartland! Unfortunately for me and Joey, we would be more likely to see her if she were to stay in China, because both of us found out as soon as we got home that we received full scholarships from the China Scholarship Council to study abroad this coming year! But that story is yet to come, first let me finish up this trip....
James was of course ecstatic about coming home because he missed his dear Emily so ...
... with the difference at first. I at least have a little bit of experience with the culture shock, but I'm sure things have changed quite a bit since 2004. I suppose we shall see though!
So back to packing.....and how it's not going to happen tonight. I already have a decent start as far as general clothing goes, but it seems like there is so much that I could forget! I made ...