Mall of America Trip
The opportunity to go to Mall of America® came in my inbox a while back. I jumped at the chance! I'm a small town kind of girl, but I do love going up to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area as much as I can. Mostly for the shopping. I love the variety and Mall of America is the queen of shopping centers. If you've never been to Mall of America, you'll want to read on. And if you've been there lots, maybe you'll find something new that you just have to try.
I remember way back, back when Mall of America first opened in 1992 - I was almost 12. My mom and brother and I went up to do some before school shopping. It's crazy how exciting it was then. And it's still exciting. I think it's even more so because my girls are at really fun ages where we can do more fun activities (they're 6 and 4). Seeing them excited about being there just makes it so much cooler.
The room was really awesome, and Mall of America and some of its stores left us some really great things to try, including tickets to some really fun stuff (which I'll get to in a sec), but most importantly - cupcakes from the shop Cupcake! I had the store written down as must visit, haha, cupcake sucker I am. They were amazing, I scarfed down a Chocolate Espresso cupcake.
We threw our things in the room and didn't waste any time going to the first stop: SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium! We had a ton of fun. The girls loved seeing the sharks and jellyfish and even an octopus. We all got to touch starfish for the first time - I know, where have I been?! They're awesome.
It went by so fast, but we had such a great time. And we were totally wiped out on the way home we couldn't even talk for over an hour. Happy kids make happy parents, so we were all set.
Thanks for reading about our adventures. Visit Mall of America this summer! It's a great place to shop and have fun, plus no sales tax on clothes!! Bonus points! Hey and I'm giving away a $100 MOA™ gift card too!
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