I left Bryan and Kendra’s place at 8am, eager to get on the road as I had a large amount of driving to cover. I needed to cross Minnesota and get into Wisconsin to catch up with my friends Leslie and Tom.
It was 30F when I got into my car. I had started the heat before leaving the house so the car was nice and comfortable. There was quite a bit of fog for the first two hours of driving. I made it into Minneapolis and to the Mall of America about 2pm. I’m not a big fan of malls, but I wanted to see just how big this mall is. It’s huge. I’d guess 3 times larger than the largest mall I had previously seen.
The mall is four levels and built around a large central area that contains an amusement park. Really. It’s covered in a dome so the entire structure is indoors. I walked around one level of the mall and only stopped to buy two truffles. 🙂 I took a few pictures of the amusement park in the center.
My destination for the night was my friend’s place in Chippewa Falls. While charging near their place, I took two pictures of the trees with different colored leaves.
After charging to 90%, I arrived at their home just after dark. Leslie and I have known each other for about twenty years but this was my first time meeting her husband Tom and their daughter Finley. I also met their dog, Jimmy, and we became friends instantly.
Leslie had cooked chicken tacos for all of us and Tom made some deep-friend Wisconsin cheese curds that I had to try. Both were excellent and I, once again, over-ate. 🙂 We watched the Cubs game as they won the pennant for the first time in 71 years. I took Tom and Jimmy for a ride in the Tesla. Tom loved it! Jimmy fell asleep. I think we have another convert. 😉
At the end of the night, I settled down on the couch and noticed Jimmy was staying with me on the couch. I woke up in the middle of the night to feel him curled up against my back sleeping. 🙂