Sunday, July 12, 2009

Minnesota Adventures
We (mom, Houston, and I) accompanied Hugh on the road to Minnesota this year, and man, what an experience. First of all, traveling with a 1 year old when you have to get up at 4am to catch your flight is NOT a good idea. But, I must say, he was a trooper. We arrived in Minneapolis on June 10th, which was draft day. The first part of the day we stayed in the hotel room while Hugh followed the draft online. The phone rang off the hook and he got constant emails. But it was fun to watch him-he got to actually call his draft picks (7 of them!) and let them know they had been drafted. I honestly think he was as excited as them!!
Houston supplied our hotel entertainment-dancing, singing, eating, jumping, napping, dancing, get the idea. Let's just say after a few hours, he was ready to get out of the motel and GO!
Our first stop was Rainforest Cafe in the Mall of America. He was not so crazy about the animated animals, but the food was good and we shared a Rockin' Rangutang some-or-other :)
The MOA is awesome, to put it mildly. When we walked in, we were greeted by a full size ferris wheel, log ride, and several roller coasters. The rides were amazingly quiet (the screaming people were not) but Houston was not tall enough to ride so we enjoyed just watching.
Also at the entrance is Lego Land with thousands of lego to play with-they even had a race track set up where you can build your own car. We all had a blast and it was neat to watch Houston take it all in. (Notice the JACKET in JUNE! Temps were in the 50s at night!)
More later of our zoo trips!

1 comment:

Julie said...

sounds like you guys had a fun timE!!