Richfield, Minnesota

June 2004

Richfield is a suburb of Minneapolis where more friends who are almost related live.  We met Gene and Ramona at Gerry's sister Joyce's in Washington State in 2002.  Gene and Joyce's husband Tony are brothers.  But Gene is also a brother to Gerry's brother  Don's  wife Lena.  They live near the Mall of America - the largest indoor mall in the U.S.  That's where they get their exercise as mall walkers.  One morning (early) we joined them for a walk.  It's a great time to see the mall before shoppers pour in.  On the top floor is one of the largest (and best) scrapbook store I've seen in all our travels.  The mall is really spectacular.  It houses a huge (7-acre) indoor theme park with over 25 rides and attractions. The Lego store is incredible with towering dinosaurs, space ships, motorcyles, etc. made from Legos. 

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Gene & Ramona Ramona & Terry Archivers Walking the Mall Theme Park Lego