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Mall of America: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thursday, August 16, 2007

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We pack up and leave the Fargo KOA.
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Well today we are back on an interstate. It's great to be able to have regular rest stops where we can park our large rig, but the scenery is nowhere near as interesting as it was on the smaller roads :-(

We drive through Minnesota and see lots of cornfields and more farming combines. Today we also see a crop duster applying pesticide/herbicide on the fields.
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We stop at the Town and Country RV Park just south of Minneapolis and then head to the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in North America. When we walk in, we first see an exhibition being given by some local Sioux indians. They are having a pow wow in the area and the exhibition is part of the pow wow. Their dance costumes have incredibly intricate beading.
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We walk all around the mall, including the amusement park in the center of the mall and Legoland.
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We have dinner at the Kokomos Restaurant in the mall and then leave without buying anything from the largest mall in North America.

On our way back to the campground we stop for gas and the gas pumps have little televisions in them showing the local news and weather! Maybe this is common in some parts of the country, but I've never seen a gas pump with a televison in it before. I've seen several gas pumps with advertisements and monitors, but not a live television program. So I watch the weather and news while Jere pumps the gas. I usually wash the windows while he pumps, but I'm fascinated by televisions in the gas pumps :-)
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Posted by jengelman 13:22 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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