We went back to the Mall of America this morning. The first stop was Starbucks! Jerry and Blair had gotten a reusable coffee mug in Seattle, so they filled their mugs and enjoyed their coffees as they walked around the mall. Brooke and I enjoyed the Old Navy store. Blair and Molly enjoyed Underground Station, the Garage, Charlotte Russe, Ragstock, and Heritage 1981. Jerry enjoyed a place where he got 4 new ties. We all enjoyed Nordstroms and Barnes and Noble. Brooke made a puppy at Build-a-Bear. She named him Bartles.
We were shopped out by 4:00 p.m., so we traveled on. We left the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and headed for Chicago. The distance between the two cities is 425 miles, so we thought we would try to make it part of the way. We drove to Madison, WI and got a hotel around 9:00.