First things first, we had to get yummies at our favorite restaurant in the Mall of America - MASU! Delicious pork belly ramen complete with a Kirin (me) and PBR (Mark). The owner is so nice - he recognized me from Twitter the first time we came in! I'd love to visit their Minneapolis location, since I think they have more adventurous items on the menu, like our favorite chicken liver skewer robata.
We left the mega mall and made our way over to Southdale in Edina, the first indoor mall in the US! They just remodeled their food court area, and I like the lighting fixtures in there! THey're kind of giving the inside a face job and have a lot of fun stores in there - Sephora, H&M, Madewell, Francescas..
Before we headed home, we swung over to the Centennial Lakes park by Southdale and took a walk around half of the lakes. This picture makes it look FREEZING, but this was early April and maybe .. in the 40s? I was fine with a thick hoodie & scarf, but I was also glad we only took half a walk around. This place is so cute in the summer - there are gondolas, a hedge maze, and croquet! I'd love to work in one of the office buildings around the park and gaze down on the cute lakes while I was bored at work at my desk..