A FABulous day at MOA!

Photo of Mall of America signage

4.2 million sq. ft, 520 retail and entertainment venues, and celebrating 20 years in 2012!

MOA is a great place to take out-of-town guests because it has lots of things to see and do no matter what your age or interests.  My family and friends spend a day there each time they come from far away to visit.  “Mall Day” is always a pleasant, fun-filled and interesting adventure with them.

I was there recently on a Tuesday for just such a reason.  It was artfully arranged (by me, thanks to the MOA website and a short discussion with my guests) for maximum benefit of all. By checking the mall directory, list of attractions and schedule of events beforehand, I was able to find and plan the places and things my particular guests would enjoy most.

Photo of girls dancing at an Okee Dokee Concert at MOA

Dancing to the Okee Doke Brothers “Bullfrog Opera” at MOA

First, we chose to go on Toddler Tuesday.  Special events and pricing were available for the little ones.  Amanda and Charlotte got to see and dance to a free morning concert given by the Okee Dokee Brothers, and Charlotte got an autographed pre-released copy of their new DVD, “Can You Canoe?” as souvenir.

Next, my group split up.  Amy P., Dad and the girls enjoyed Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, while Mom, Amy G. and I went to Princess Diana:  A Celebration – what we three ladies were hoping to see most.

Afterward our group gathered again to lunch at Famous Dave’s and share with each other.  Then, of course, we split up again.  This time, though, we grouped differently:

  • Amy G. and Amanda went home for a nap.
  • Mom, Dad and I shopped then followed a couple hours later.
  • Amy P. and Charlotte, the more adventurous and long-lasting, stayed at Nickelodeon Universe until just before the Mall closed for the day.  Those two fun-lovers rode the Fairly Odd Coaster an estimated 50 times in about eight hours!

The age range of our group was from 2-71.  We got to be with each other while having fun ‘til we dropped (or in Charlotte’s case, until the mall closed)!  Thanks, MOA, for a really FABulous day!

Mall of America

Mall of America – Nickelodeon Universe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Part of being divorced and FABulous is entertaining well.  The Mall of America makes it easy to do so no matter who or how many you’re taking there.  It’s clean, beautiful and filled with lovely activities and photo opportunities.  As an added bonus, it’s a healthy walk, too!

Have you been to the MOA?  What things do you like to do there?

Have a FABulous week!


Divorced and FABulous Tip of the Week:

Make fond memories by sharing adventures in novelty with others!

Quote of the Week:

I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
~ Princess Diana

New Places, Things:

Okee Dokie Brothers – Great music, great guys with a great message!

Princess Diana: A Celebration – Divorced and FABulous lady, the tribute was wonderful

Specially Yours – This Hopkins store has the most interesting “must have” personal and gift items!

Regina Marie Williams – My gal pals and I got to see her perform live at a recent special event at Corset.  Regina’s voice is as amazing as her name and smile are beautiful – thanks, too, Corset for gifting me her FABulous CD!

Mercado Central – The warm and welcoming vendors here make shopping their booths so friendly and fun!

New Eateries:

Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill – New to the MOA, but already located in ten other states. The spring rolls are just the right crispy and FABulous!

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop – my neighbor turned me on to this tasty and different sub shop.

Crave (at the Galleria) – Never get enough Crave! As lovely as the Crave downtown!

Urban Eatery – Upscale and with a “front-seat across Lake Street” view of Lake Calhoun, winner of the Diner’s Choice Award 2012 – thanks, Bonnie, for a lovely afternoon and introduction!