05/30/2015 - 05/30/2015
So it would be nice to say that we actually visited Minneapolis but we had priorities and I hope to actually visit the Twin Cities again someday.
We finished our time in Madison by eating at the Wisconsin staple, The Old Fashioned. THIS BURGER was so delicious and peppery. It seemed like the party itself really was a superior ground beef and whatever other blend they added besides pepper was really good.And to top it off it gets to come with CHEESE CURDS. Mouth watering all over again. We split the burger and a walleye fry sandwich as well as beer and cheese soup. Given the "Jake" night we had, we weren't that hungry and since the walleye and soup weren't anything to write home about we didn't finish it.
Feeling so fat, we walked around and inside the state capitol which I have never done in Sacramento. Sorry, Sactown. The capitol building was very ornate and I was lucky enough to hear the acoustics of a school orchestra playing in the cupola. Just winning me over in so many ways, Madison.
We left and headed to Minnesota which we added to the road trip because we both wanted to see the Mall of America. Everyone said it was awful and that Minneapolis is awesome, but we had to go anyways. Luckily, our hotel in Richdale had a shuttle to and from the MOA. And when we got there, we had a blast! Granted we got these twilight wristbands with unlimited rides in the Nickelodeon Universe at MOA and I'm basically a child at heart. The rides were super fun and thrilling, way more terrifying than it looks and the best part, BARELY ANY lines!!! I've never been to a theme park with basically no wait for any ride. We rode Spongebob's Rock Bottom Plunge three times because there was no line and because it was the BEST ride there. It takes you straight up at a 90 degree angle and drops you into a bunch of turns and loops. It was fun being a kid again....The mall itself is massive with multi floors decked out in all stores you could imagine. Your typical mall stores though. And the food court is pretty crazy. Tons of selections. I didn't really feel like it was super crowded at all either and it was a Friday night, so go figure. At the end of the night, we were tuckered out, especially because we went on spinny and upside down rides after having dinner at Crave (not worth it). I'm pretty sure my sister almost died of laughter on Brain Surge, where all you do is spin in a circle and spin yourself in a loop.....roller coaster ride induced delirium. All in all a great time at a place we had low expectations for....