This past Friday I flew out to Minneapolis to check out the law school. I was happy to go see the school for myself and meet some new people. Overall I would say the trip was a success and I thoroughly enjoyed my time out there. The insane part is that everyone was talking about 34 degree weather as if it were a heat wave. I guess, it's all according to your perspective, especially when it has been negative temperatures there for a while. I thought that everyone would get a kick out of a building I saw near my hotel. It had caught on fire and the water they used to put out the fire turned to ice. It was really cool.
While there I was also able to go to check out downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America, the largest mall in the world. Downtown Minneapolis was really neat because of the sky bridges that have been constructed, connecting practically every high rise downtown. Because so many "pedestrians" walk through these bridges, the first two or three floors of every building are completely commercial space. They all form quite a complex maze and I'm surprised I didn't get lost while walking around. Unfortunately Brittney wasn't able to come out with me, but she had a great time staying home studying and babysitting!
(This picture was actually taken at the Minneapolis airport during Christmas when we had a three hour layover there)
These two pictures were taken at the Mall of America. It has an amusement park in the middle and retail stores going all around the park. Oh yea, it is also three stories high.