Aug 16, 2010:
Had a great sleep! The room is great! We decided today would be the shopping day.
Mall of America then Albertville.
Started with Starbucks coffee and a muffin.
Then it was in the van, ask Garmin where to go and off we went.
Mall of America is a HUGE place. Large area in the middle with rides for the kids. Rides as in roller coasters, water rides, ferris wheel etc.
Three levels of stores. We did a fair bit of walking and found that after a while, it all looked the same. Had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. Interesting place. Found a Famous Dave’s BBQ upstairs. Too bad we weren’t hungry…I love Famous Dave’s. We’re going to try to hit one uptown that’s also a Blues Club tomorrow.
After 2 1/2 hrs of walking around we headed back to the hotel to relax a bit then it was off to Albertville. A friend of ours told us about it and it really is quite something. It’s a huge area of outlet stores. Good selection and some great bargains.
We found some stuff for the kids. We were planning to go to another place another friend recommended, a Starbucks in Wayzata. Only problem was there’s a crazy amount of construction going on I94. It took an hour to go 4 miles! Needless to say, it got too late so we decided to just head back to the hotel.
Tomorrow, is sight seeing day. We’ve got some suggestions of places to see plus the Dead Sea Scrolls are at the Science Museum. Hoping to see that for sure.