Friday, March 16, 2012

Mall of America and Dangie

There are 2 kinds of Minnesotans (at least in the Twin Cities). Those who actually go to the Mall of America, and those who won't touch it with a ten foot pole. In our nearly 6 years here in Minnesota, we have made several trips to the Great Mall. Some were to take advantage of our family membership to the Sealife Aquarium (one of the perks of me being a teacher). But many of those visits were planned in order to meet up with our long-time friends Dan and Angie Leverence. They live north of the cities and we live southeast. It was usually a good "split- the- difference" location for us to connect. We rarely bought merchandise there, if we're being completely honest. It was more just a good place to meet up with friends, eat a meal, and walk around.

Tonight was our final trip to the Mall of America. More importantly, it was our last trip to meet up with Dan, Angie, and Tate here in Minnesota. We decided to make it a memorable one and take the kiddos on a few rides. You can see here in the video, that they were a hit with Addison.

Will we miss the Mall of America? Perhaps on a dreary rainy day we'll miss the ability to have an indoor "playground" to get away to, but I'm sure we'll find a new version of that in Indiana. What we WILL miss is the reason that so often drew us to the mall. We'll miss the wonderful friends we so often saw there.

We love you Dan, Angie, and Tate! Thank you so much for your friendship and involvement in our lives. It has been so much fun living near you these past 6 years!

1 comment:

angie leverence said...

Awww a post for us! We love you all too! You'll be missed greatly. We will hang out again I know it, though tonight was a little too final for me! I hate goodbyes! God bless you all in Indiana.