Mall of America

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Our last stop before we got to Canada on our road trip was The Mall of America. So I'm just gonna say right off the bat that I was a little disappointed by the mall. I had better hopes for the size and everything. 8a717bbd-bfe9-47ad-a77c-9881ee500bfcLike the Nickelodeon area and Lego area took up most of the mall and so store wise it wasn't very big. But that does not mean I didn't enjoy it or have a good time, just one of the thoughts I had about it. Im a little biased towards the Eaton Centre in Toronto ;) Obviously the facts that it had a freaking theme park and baby lego land in it is amazing in itself.b21782ad-1aea-43e3-ae5e-23a23e8af598 Also I loved the Caribou Coffee, which is basically the Starbucks of Minnesota.  For dinner we had Shake Shack which I MISS so bad because I haven't had it since we left NYC!6fa6487e-69d5-4396-8cc4-776980c38049 We just got one in Dallas but I haven't gone yet so I was in heaven! If you haven't had Shake Shack I am so sorry for you honestly.

After dinner we went and explored some more and I found the most stunning Christmas tree, which was also SO HUGE!058e60ce-536a-4fae-9234-0c836980f90a I was trying to see the top when this got snapped. 107e29a7-2f1b-4ec5-8e87-086bd678e32d

We ended at L.L.Bean where you can take awesome pics with this adorable boot! I mean how can you pass up such a good opportunity :P

All around it was an awesome experience and if you can make your way up to Minnesota to the mall I would definitely check it out!

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Mt. Rushmore 

Seeing as it's Election Day it just seemed fitting that I would share my Mt. Rushmore experience and pictures with you guys.img_8568 I have to say I have literally wanted to see Mt. Rushmore forever but never as bad until I watched National Treasure 2 because I love those movies SO hardcore. I'm a total history nerd so I always found it interesting but that movie made me want to go hunt for some kind of treasure in George Washingtons head.img_8547

Now I'm being totally serious when I say I thought you could literally hike up to the top where all 4 presidents faces are and like take selfies or whatever with them. So it was a little disappointing when I found out that you had to stay down below. Regardless it was still stunning to see and amazing that it was carved into an actually mountain especially considering it was started in the 20s.

img_8564img_8566 I love how they have the pillars with all the states and when they were admitted leading towards the balcony where everyone is taking pictures of Rushmore. My fam bam and I had a blast looking for all our states. I was born in Tennessee as the pic above implies, my brother was born in Texas as was my mom, and my dad was born in Pakistan so he was just out of luck ;P

Finally we made our way to the balcony and of course had to get another picture with the four best presidents! It's definitely the perfect spot for selfie taking too if you want one! img_8559img_8557

Even though I couldn't get as close as I imagined and didn't find any treasure It was still a breathtaking sight. Even people who aren't completely obsessed with history will most definitely enjoy themselves and the gorgeous sight that is Mt. Rushmore. Don't forget to follow me/stalk me on all my social media to see more pics and my other randomness from my trip!

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Alex