Mall of America
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Here's a quick synopsis of my trip. I'll try not to bore you with too many details:
I took my daughter and two oldest grandchildren. Boy, age 10 and girl, age 6. The initial idea was to take my GD to American Girl, but when I decided on the MOA location, I had to include GS, too, because there is so much to do there and because I didn't want his sister to get to ride in a plane before him.
GD got scared when we got on the first plane. She was crying and I asked if she wanted to pray. She said yes, so we held hands and prayed and she was fine after that. Oh, to have the faith of a little child :-) She was amazed that she could look down on the clouds. She said, "It's like being in paradise, but I'm in a chair." (Instead of floating.) HA. She kept asking, "has a plane ever been this high before?"
We had dinner at Rainforest Cafe'. Shopped on Saturday, had lunch at American Girl and did the Mirror Maze. It was really fun. We took a break in the afternoon and went back to the hotel to let them swim. Then did the Nickelodeon theme park on Sunday. There were no lines and we were able to ride the rides multiple times. Little Ms6 is so brave! Loved all the thrill rides, even rode one by herself! At one point, we separated and GD went with her mom, while GS came with me. As we were walking away from them, he reached for my hand and held it. I tried to soak it in and file the memory away in my "permanent" file so I can pull it out and cherish it. Who knows if it will ever happen again.
I lost one of my favorite silver hoop earrings on one of the rides. (The ones in my profile pic) I went to guest services to report it and they called me Monday and said they found it! They are mailing it to me.
I was amazed by the hours of daylight. Breaking dawn at 5:00am, sunrise at 5:15 and didn't get dark until 9:30. And I loved the temperature and low humidity! It was 20 degrees cooler than here (Louisiana).