This weekend we booked a last minute staycation to the JW Marriott at Mall of America. We wanted something close and easy and fun. Just enough to get away from home. It was so perfect. And, man. The hotel was GORGEOUS. 

Wilson wakes up really  early, so we were able to convince him to take a 10 am nap. We headed out and arrived mid-afternoon, dropped off our bags, checked out the room (and the tub. Seriously. Just stay there for the tubs.), and then headed out on an adventure. 

We went on some rides, hit up the Minnesota Children's Museum MOA Pop Up, ate dinner. It was wonderful. And EASY. And so fun. Did I mention it was super easy? I really like easy, especially on the tail end of stressful holidays. 

We could have stayed longer (we missed the fish and could have done a few more rides), but the kids were (definitely not) tired and wanted to play with their new toys, so we headed back to the room pretty early. 

gave the kids too much sugar, turned on Netflix (the hotel lets you connect to your account!), and stayed up too late watching some silly movie. 

I think Matilda's favorite part was tucking in her million friends. Wilson appreciated the patterned carpeting for truck driving. I liked that Caribou Coffee was a quick walk (inside) away. The rooms were big and comfortable and clean. The staff was so friendly. I'd definitely go back.