Friday, May 25, 2007
May 25 -- Bismarck to Minneapolis
Today was primarily a driving day. The Eastern half of North Dakota was very flat with lots of farms. Parts of it would rival Kansas in boredom, but we were listening to David Baldalci's latest novel, Simple Genius, and time went very fast. Our first stop of the day was at a Frontier Village with a National Buffalo Museum. Their claim to fame was the world's largest buffalo. If you haven't guest, it was just a statue. Our next stop was in Fargo, ND, to see its one and only highlighted attraction, the Fargo Theater. There's not a lot going on in that town and before we knew it we were in Moorehead, MN. They run into each other and we didn't even know when or where we crossed the line. We arrived in Minneapolis around 4:00, checked into the hotel, rested for a couple of hours and then tackled the Mall of America. What a monster! But, Jeanine tell Bryan he would love it. Not only does it have 520 stores, 50 restaurants, and the world's largest indoor amusement park, it has a Lego Imagination center that would challenge any kid at any age. The camera man in the glass cage and the clock are both made out of legos. We ate dinner at the Mall in Wolfgang Puck's Express restaurant. Great food. We are scheduled for a tour of Minneapolis at 10:30 tomorrow and we then have a better idea of the city hightlights. We have now been in 49 states--only 1 to go.