Yep, I'm in Minnesota! Laina and I are here teaching at Scrapfest at the Mall of America. Have you been? It's huge and there's an amusement park in the middle of it! Next time I think I'll bring the girls. I had fun driving up here and going through some old stomping grounds. Driving through Chicago reminds me of the shopping trips I used to make while at school in Iowa. I drove through Rockford, IL where I used to live. The building I used to work in is still there - it's owned by the Rockford Diocese now. I've rock climbed in Baraboo, Wisconsin, skied in Minnesota, traveled to both for work . I love the Midwest. Some people say Ohio is in the Midwest but when you start driving through Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin - that's the midwest. I have a few pics to share from my trip...
Uh-oh. This actually wasn't taken on my trip. I did get pulled over last night but it was darker. That bright light that you see on the "cop" shows was shining in my rearview window and I thought I might ruin my chances of getting out of the ticket if the officer saw a flash going off and I was taking pictures! This was taken in 2008 - I actually asked the officer (after he gave me the ticket) if I could take the pic. ;)
Yep, just another convenience store - but it brings back fond memories! I lived in Coralville, Iowa for a while, while attending the University of Iowa. Every morning I would stop for a cheap fountain drink. Did you know - I LOVE fountain pop? My goal for Jillibean Soup is to have an office with a fountain machine in it - once that happens then you will know I made it big! Anyhow, remembering the days of Kwik Trip - Jen?
More pics this weekend! I do have an extra card kit from the class I'm teaching that I would LOVE to GIVEAWAY!
Have a great weekend!