Travel Log – Day 1 – Arrival

We arrived in Minneapolis without much drama. We had a boring flight which is what you want in travel these days. We woke up at 4:30 AM to get ready to leave by 5:15 so we could arrive at the airport in time for our 7am flight. We got up a little early, but it all worked out as we needed time to check a bag and get through security.

Like I said, the plane flight was uneventful, and the crew were very nice. When we landed, both Matt and I agreed the gate area in Minneapolis was amazing.

What made it impressive was that every table had power, USB ports, and iPads. It was the most useful space I have ever seen at any airport.

We were then met at baggage claim by the event coordinator. They put us on the shuttle to the hotel. There, we were greeted by more staff, and checked into the Pitch, Hit, and Run event.

All in all this is a very well run event. With a few hours to kill before the welcome dinner,m Matt and I decided to hit The Mall Of America.

Mall of America

I remember hearing about this years ago, but the MOA really is very impressive.

Matt and I wandered, bought a gummy worm large enough to put a saddle on and road the rides at the Nickelodeon indoor theme park.

Welcome Dinner

The welcome dinner was a top notch affair and they really loaded the kids up with some nice gifts. I wonder how we will get it all home.

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