Memory Monday – Mall Of America

Today I’m kicking off my first ever theme week on my blog! It’ll be all about Minneapolis and the Mall of America.

My family just got back from a long weekend in Minneapolis.  We were there for my daughters to compete in their dance nationals. Along with dancing we had a lot of fun… which I’ll highlight here on the blog.

Look for upcoming reviews of Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Minnesota, as well as some of my tips for enjoying your trip to the Mall of America.

Since it’s Monday, to start the week, I thought I’d share my first memory of the Mall of America.Mall of America Interior View of Center Atrium

The first time I ever set foot in the Mall of America was a few days after getting married (not quite 20 years ago).  My wife and I didn’t have the money to honeymoon far from home so we planned a day trip to the MOA.

She had been there before but I had not.  It was fun to get away… even if it was for only a day.

I remember walking into the Mall of America the first time.  I couldn’t believe how big it was as! The enormity was made clear as we made it to the center atrium and I looked up at the 4 levels and back and forth down each corridor.

My wife and I had fun walking around and shopping at stores we weren’t used to.  I don’t remember buying much.  The only thing that left an impression on me was a pair of Birkenstock-like sandals.

That’s because the impression of a heart that was left on the sandals. You see, when our wedding party decorated our car at our wedding, they dumped plastic confetti hearts into the vents.

When we got in and cranked the AC on that hot June wedding night we were showered with those hearts.  It was fun and made us laugh.

Those hearts kept appearing for as long as we owned that car, even though we vacuumed the vents and cleaned the car many, many times.

I wore my new sandals home from the Mall of America and one of those hearts found it’s way under my heel.  At the time I didn’t realize it, and after walking on it for awhile, the heart pattern was forever imprinted into the cork sole of those sandals!

Have you been to the Mall of America? 

What was your first impression and first purchase there?


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