Saturday, January 10, 2009

Trip to Lansing, MI and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

I'm finally back from my week business trip to Michigan and Minnesota. It was a long, hard week. I was stressed to the max the whole time. All this traveling is starting to get to me, and now I have to go again in February to MA, GA, FL, MI, and MN again all within two weeks. I don't know if I'm going to be able to handle that. But I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.

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.

The Lego Store in the Mall. It was huge, like the one in Downtown Disney.

And lastly, this is a view from my hotel room in Lansing, MI. It snowed every day we were there. It wasn't as cold as Minnesota, but it was beautiful! I've never really seen it snow like that. It was an experience to remember.


Janeen said...

This is all new to you my dear and you probably just don't know where you fit in all with this work traveling stuff. Just trying to play it off like it's no big deal can get tiring when inside your freaking out, huh! Try to keep a routine to the travel, your hotels, etc and then you'll feel calmer.

Tea Time With Melody said...

What great pictures my dear. I love the last one of the street outside your hotel. It is kinda Christmasy I think.