We slept in today. I got up first to get ready. I had
decided to go Grizzly Adams with my hair and beard during the trip, but I
just couldn’t make it. I shaved today. I feel much better. I then scoped out
Mall of America online to try and find some boots. I found a store in Minneapolis that sells all kinds of boots for
cops, but Brian did not want to go. So we just went to the mall.
Apparently today is 7/7/07 or 7-7-7,
supposedly a lucky day. The mall had a group wedding, it was kind of funny
to see people get married at the mall, especially a huge group of them. We
came in at the very end of it, so no pics. This mall is huge. It has 4
stories, although a movie theater is the only thing on the 4th
floor. There is an amusement park in the center of the mall and the shops
wind all the way around it. Our first stop was the Lego store which was very
cool. I bought lots of stuff today, post cards, gifts for Patty and Hannah,
and a TN sticker for my bike. I was so thirsty all day. I kept drinking and
drinking water, but I never got enough. My lips have been so dry. I will
need to find some kind of Camelbak to hold water for my trip. I also bought
my boots. We went to several stores and I tried on lots and lots of boots. I
found ones I liked, but Brian and I decided to keep walking around as we
could always come back. We went to Sears and found a pair of Timberlands I
liked, so I bought them. We then went to the Irish store where I hoped to
find Patty and cool gift. However, they were all out of things O’Brien, and
I did not really dig any of the shirts they had. After wearing the
Timberland boots I decided they were not for me. So back to Sears they went.
We then made our way to Sports Authority which had the boots I liked, but
they did not fit right. Apparently I am picky about my feet. We made it to
DSW show warehouse and found the same pair. They worked!
Then it was movie time. We saw transformers
which was really good. I had my first ever movie hot dog and hopefully will
not get the runs. We got some gas and water on the way back to the hotel.
While I figured out my money situation and wrote my trip reports we watched
the rest of Nacho Libre, all of Rocky, and the last part of Gladiator.
I stayed up way too late into the night
getting hotels lined up, emails sent, and a little work done. I’ve got
hotels lined up for Winnipeg, Regina, and Edmonton. As it is now
2:21 am, I am headed for bed!