One thing that helped me to relax was being 3 minutes away from the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. I'm not a real big shopper, I mean, I like to go with friends or my mom to hang out, but going by myself is not so thrilling to me (usually). But on this trip, it was like therapy. It allowed me to get away from the work situation for a few hours and actually enjoy myself on one of these trips.
Here are a few pictures of the Mall and of my hotels in MI and MN. It was snowing in both locations and it got down to -12 degrees F in Minnesota. It was freezing, but I made it out alive!
This is part of the new Nickelodeon Amusement park in the Mall.
There's a full size Best Buy in the Mall too!
This is a picture of the inside of my hotel room in the Radisson Hotel - Bloomington at the Mall of America. It had an indoor water park!!! Too bad it's only open on the weekends in January. That's why there are bunk beds in the rooms, they're all made for families. The rooms were huge and very nice.