Hiya guys! Did you catch the solar eclipse yesterday? If so, then you’re luckier than I. Sadly the ENTIRE Midwest (especially Minnesota, where I live) was under a cloud cover so we didn’t get to see much. For a few moments, however, we did get to see a partial eclipse (it looked like a crescent sun! It was really cool!).
The rest of the day went somewhat well, we went to the Mall of America. My sisters bought some stuff, but I didn’t really see anything that I wanted that I could afford (note to self: bring more than $15 to Mall of America…). One store that I knew I could get some neat stuff at was the Peeps & Company store near Nickelodeon Universe. I was actually kinda excited to go since it was my favorite Mall of America store, since the other major candy store was IT’SUGAR (which contains candies that are NOT MEANT FOR CHILDREN TO SEE, seriously, they have candies that are REALLY … questionable by my book…). So while my mom and Maggie were in a body scrub shop place, we went around the corner to the Peeps store…. only to find some weird generic like place instead. Turns out: It got replaced…. the candy there was… okay. I could buy the same ANYWHERE.
I still feel really disappointed because the only way to get any Peeps stuff now is if a new one pops up (I feel that is VERY unlikely), if I order it online, or if I go to Pennsylvania or Maryland to go to the stores THERE and that is not a very good option. I wrote to the MOA Facebook page asking if there was a chance that it would return and I’m waiting for a response (I asked not long ago).
Well anyway, things got a bit brighter, we ate at the food court, I got Panda Express, and we went to the Alpaca store and I felt the SOFTEST TOY ALPACA I HAVE EVER FELT. It was glorious. It was wonderful. It was $29 dollars. I couldn’t afford to buy it but I decided to try to save up a bunch for the next trip (plus I could get a Pikachu Build-a-bear!). (side note: the creators of Pokemon should come out with a really cute kids game called Peek-a-boo with Pikachu, I mean… that sounds adorable! No idea if it actually exists or not…).
Well I guess that’s all I have for today! I have a fund story about a bug that I want to share, but I have to do that later, I’m running low on time.
Write to you later!
-E. Anne Bell
(p.s, if you guys got some really good pics of the eclipse, share them! I would love to see them!)