Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 4 - Fargo, ND

The kids thought yesterday and today were some of the best ever – between LEGO Discovery Center yesterday and the Mall of America today! Daniel and Nathan had watched the “Timberland Twister” roller coaster on the computer a couple of years ago and Daniel had remembered that it was at the Mall of America in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis, MN. It was only 10 minutes out of our way so we stopped in at the “biggest mall in the world” (I'd be interested in how the West Edmonton Mall and the Mall of America would compare!). We told the kids they could each go on one ride – and then we thanked God when another family gave us their leftover tickets and it turned out to be “Toddler Tuesday” - half price tickets! There were no line-ups and all the kids (& Daniel!) got to go on 3 rides each. Nathan is also much braver now after having climbed to the top of the aerial ropes course. Here are some pictures:

 Daniel is in the middle with Nathan on the far left middle. They both made it up to the very top though! (I don't know if you can tell but they were wearing harnesses).
 We had fun checking out another LEGO store :) All of the figures on the top of the store are made out of LEGO - truly amazing!
 Entering Nickelodeon Universe - what the theme park is now called.
 Daniel and Nathan on the "Timberland Tumbler" (now renamed the "Fairly Odd Coaster")
 Noelle riding the balloons (it turned out she was the only one on the whole ride!)
Jeremy on "Azul" - the train from Dora!

It seemed like a long drive after that to Fargo, 4 1/2 hours away but Paddington Bear on CD entertained us all and Jeremy and I had a nap which helped! Tomorrow we should make it to Estevan, SK!

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  1. Hi Laurie (and family)!

    I am glad to hear that you are safely making the trek back to Alberta. It sounds like you are all having a great trip. I know Mom and Dad are looking forward to you arriving on the farm.

    Travis made it safely to Europe and is apparently having a grand time (already eaten escargot and toured the European Parliament). Talk to you soon, and safe travels!


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