In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Sunday, March 27, 2011


The next day, which was a Saturday, we took our guests to the Mall of America. This is a popular tourist attraction. I had let my guests know that because it was still winter here in Minnesota a lot of things would be closed until Spring , which means May 30. Any outdoor activities would depend on the weather which can be below freezing most of the time. Our first stop was American Girl. This store is located on the edge of the amusment park which sits in the middle of the mall.

Stella. Jeans grandaughter may get a surprise for her birthday

Which one is my sister?

There is also a LEGOLAND which their grandson Jared would love and so we took lots of pictures to show him when they return home. You can purchase all kinds of lego produsts in the store below.

We had to go to the second floor to get these pictures. The mall has 3 floors and is very large. You really can only get an overview the first time you visit. It can be overwhelming.

One more legoland picture and alook up to the third floor where they have a movie theater

This is on the second floor and I thought that this fixture was pretty but it doesn't come out as good in the picture. It looks a little like a waterfall.

This is one of the attractions you can go on in Nickelodeon Universe, the amusment park, located in the middle of the mall. I could not believe how young some of the kids were who attempted this climb.

On our way home we took a different highway past the college my kids attended but only one graduated from. This is one of the reasons we ended up out here in the midwest

The adventure continues for a few more days.

I meant to get pictures of the meals but got busy and forgot. The resturants we wanted to take them to at the mall were a long wait, over and hour so we ended up at a cute diner place called Jonny Rocket's (I think) The food was really good so it wasn't a big dissapointment. I am learning a lot of what I would like to do for the next guests who visit(which may be my other older sister and her daughter from Chicago late in the summer). Hope you enjoy the visit.

1 comment:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The thoughts of walking around that mall amaze me. I've heard it's absolutely huge but have never visited. Thanks for the tour; probably the only time I'll ever see it -smile-.