Mall of America
This week is NDSU and the kid's spring break so we decided to go down to Minneapolis for a quick visit. Our first stop was the Mall of America. Now, I grew up in Edmonton, so I was interested in seeing how the Mall of America compared to West Edmonton Mall. I think the most obvious difference is that Mall of America is really REALLY tall (like 4 or 5 floors) while West Ed is spread out across a massive area (like you walk miles in it). Otherwise, they're pretty similar, they both have indoor underwater aquariums, and they both have indoor amusement parks.
We first visited Legoland, which is really cool and free (the only free thing in the whole mall other the water coming out of the water fountains). They have a ton of huge Lego creations, and the kids can sit at stations and build with Legos. Of course, Joshua thought the coolest legos ever were the ones with letters.
We then went to Nickelodeon Universe, and went on a few rides:
Of course, this is Minnesota and that means hockey, and guess what?! They have OILERS gear. We had to take some pics:
And last but not least, the American Girl store. I can't WAIT to read the books to Whitney. And it doesn't even matter that I'm Canadian :) I had Canadian friends who read the books.