Edward!!!! o…m…g. Ben stopped watching Twilight with me last night because I was grinning and swooning like a lovesick teenager the entire time! I LOVED the movie! Sure, as some of you mentioned, the special effects were a little low budget and there were a few corny parts in the movie – but overall, the tortured love story and ahem, Robert Pattinson aka Edward Cullen, won me over. I debated going to a midnight screening of New Moon!!!
Alas, I couldn’t because I’m up early to head to the Mall of America today!!
The Mall of America is in Bloomington, MN – about 15 minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis – and in case you didn’t know, the MOA has…
- 20,000 parking spaces, 520 stores and 50 restaurants
- Light rail transit to and from the airport and downtown Minneapolis
- The nation’s largest indoor theme park
- NO SALES TAX ON CLOTHING
- 4.3 miles of total store front footage
- A consistent, indoor temperature of 70 degrees
- 4 levels, each .57 miles around
- Enough space to fit 258 Statue of Liberty’s inside
- 40 million visitors annually
How’s THAT for a mall?
My Mom and I are heading up to spend the entire day basking in the Christmas shopping glory, reveling in the beautiful holiday decorations and spending time in the great city of Minneapolis. I haven’t been back since my friend’s bachelorette party last May!
In case you didn’t know, I lived in Minneapolis for three years right after college. I have so many memories of learning how to live on my own and become an “adult”, so it hold a very special place in my little heart.
Road trip essentials:
How I accumulated all of these, I’ll never know!
It least after reading, I’ll know how to get flat abs, lose 10lbs and decipher whether or not he’s into me.
I adore Lara Bars for their ingredient list. It seriously makes me giddy.
Tower o’ breakfast aka Christmas shopping fuel.
I also have my can’t-leave-home-without-it H2O.
Alright folks – I’m off! Here’s hoping we can cross everything off our Christmas shopping lists in one fell swoop! Have a wonderful Saturday!
Big shopping malls: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em?
What do you want for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Other?