On the Move again.....Heading West towards Home!
Trip Start Jun 04, 2010
100Trip End Sep 08, 2010
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Well the last bit of laundry was done, we fixed the bed and the time has come to move on and eventually start heading in a homeward direction
Our drive out to Minnesota was uneventful. We stopped at our favorite on the road restaurant, Cracker Barrel for lunch and as always had a good meal and restroom stop. We have been seeing a Halloween decoration that we have fallen in love with and decided that the next time we stopped at a Cracker Barrel we would break down and get one. It's a broom that is sound activated and runs around the floor cackling and laughing. It’s really cute, however this Cracker Barrel sold the last one earlier today. But the gal that Dave was talking to called ahead to a couple of other Cracker Barrels on our route and was able to put one on hold for us in Sioux Falls, SD. When we get there in a couple of days we will have it waiting for us.
We arrived in Bloomington, SD around 5:30PM found a Motel 6 about ½ mile from the Mall of America and booked ourselves for 2 nights. Then we went over to the Mall to check it out and see if we could grab dinner. Everything starts to close at 7pm on Sundays
We decided to give the movie a try. It’s about a team of mercenaries who head to a South American island on a mission to overthrow a dictator. Sylvester Stallone Directs the film.
Barney Ross(Sylvester Stallone) leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), martial arts expert Yin Yang (Jet Li), heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), demolitionist, Toll Road (Randy Couture) and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren). The the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church (Bruce Willis), to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island. Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra (Giselle Itié) and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul
Other guest appearances were Mickey Rourke and Arnold Schwarzenegger
The movie had lots of action and humor and you can say we were on the edge of our seats feeling every bump and turn on the screen. Best of all the cost was only $28.00 for the movie tickets including the D-Box seat upgrade. Both Dave and I agreed that the Movie was great, even without the seat upgrade, but the D-Box was really great. Unfortunately I don’t know of any theaters in the SFO East Bay that has this feature. If you can stand a few heads blown off and a knife or two thrust into some throats, then you will enjoy this flick! (I don’t usually enjoy this type of movie, but this one was well done.
After the movie we headed back to our car through the empty mall, hoping and praying the front doors would still be open (they were). Then back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep to be ready for some shopping tomorrow.
God Bless my cousins and all the people on the road who made our trip here uneventful.