First time: Winter, 1995
Last time: Spring, 2015

In October of 1995, my friends Judy, Paula and I travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent two weeks there performing computer upgrades for work, making sure our networks and servers were Y2K compatible -- remember that? The three of us stayed in a Days Inn, next door to a TGIFridays restaurant and across the street from the Mall of America. While out cruising in the rental car I found a record store called Down in the Valley where I bought a couple of 45 records.

In the spring of 2015, my family and I revisited Minneapolis and the Mall of America. We spent nearly 4 hours at the mall and saw almost none of it. The kids really enjoyed the Lego store and all the amusement rides in the middle of the mall.

Last edited: Spring, 2015