Mall of america!
Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
36Trip End Aug 09, 2008
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much like camelot, the mall of america is a silly place. as one would expect of the largest shopping mall in america, it's enormous (duh)
much like when we were in the shopping mall in minot, we didn't have a very ambitious agenda. we wanted to get something to eat, see a movie, and go to the book store. we had hoped to go on some of the rides, too, but they were crazy expensive. apparently, the amusement park area had recently undergone a nikelodeon-branded facelift as part of an effort to rejuvenate the place. we bought tickets for "get smart", grabbed some mediocre food court fare, and then hunkered down in the air conditioned theater and really enjoyed the show. i find it quite rare that hollywood puts out a good comedy, but this one was really well written and executed.
after the movie, we met with a friend and old school mate of my mom's. she lives in the twin cities area and was very kind to us by helping us get set up with our campground (it's difficult to find cheap lodging near urban centers) and giving us a small donation for our cause. after sharing an orange julius with her, we found our time at the mall had quickly flown by and we needed to get back to camp to eat dinner and prepare for another day of riding. some day i'll have to come back...