Mall of America, Cool People

Today we had a fantastic time with Kelly’s sister Teresa & her husband Jan. Teresa came to Minneapolis to pick us up at our hotel, then we did a lap around the Mall of America. We stopped into the Apple Store and the man helping us looked at me and said “where are you from?” me “Salt Lake City” him “I asked because your accent is exactly like my mom’s and her family immigrated to Utah, first to Springville and later to Kaysville.” He comes from the Tanners. What a small world. And on another note, I have an accent?

After lunch we bit the bullet and let Izzy start driving the Civic. It was a pretty slow start. I think it took 20 minutes to go 4 blocks. After many starts and stops we ended up in the parking lot of a park. Another extremely frustrating hour before I got behind the wheel and started describing exactly what I was doing, she started feeling the clutch and gas. We took the back roads out of River Falls, WI until we met up with I-94 and Izzy successfully merged and drove on the Freeway. She did a great job and only stalled on a couple of red lights. We made it to Madison just a little after 10. She logged a good 3 1/2 hours of freeway driving today. Another hour or more of parking lot driving.

Stop at Moosejaw in The Wisconsin Dells

Finally, at our hotel in Madison.

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