I also noticed the new fence that recently appeared around the swimming pool area.
My walk continued to Drivers' Services down the street where I filled out an application to get the address changed on my driver's license. Then I took the escalator up one level and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee at Caribou.
From there I walked through the skyway finding my way to the bus stop on 6th and Cedar. It didn't take too long for a 54 to arrive and I was off to the Mall of America. Being able to take public transit is one reason I moved. How nice to go to a crowded mall during the holiday season and not to worry about where to park!
I found the Mall of America has very subdued decorations this year. In the rotunda there are two large silver trees.