made it to minnesota!!
left at a little after 7 am...stopped for lunch/gas/etc in cedar rapids -- in chech village! ate peiroges then walked through a museum...
got to the hotel about 6 pm...hopped a shuttle the the mall of america at 6:30...walked the mall (3+ miles for the 3 floors) and shopped for 3 hours then hopped a shuttle back to the hotel...hung out at the pool for a little bit now back in the room hanging out on-line :)