Travels 2016: Enjoying a ‘Legendary’ trip around North Dakota

North Dakota’s tourism slogan is “Legendary.” That’s how I would describe our visit. We knocked a few things off our travel bucket list, including a stop at the Scandinavian Heritage Park and festival in Minot. We enjoyed a jam-packed trip around North Dakota. It all started with a visit to our good friend, Dakota Thunder. […]

Grand Forks uses flood history to allow its beauty to shine through

Grand Forks, North Dakota, endured two major floods in 1996 and 1997. The latter devastated the downtown areas of both the city and its Minnesota neighbor, East Grand Forks. But, with Midwestern strength, the area rebuilt. Today, flood walls add to the beauty of the riverfront. Grand Forks is proud of its recovery. A new […]

‘Legendary’ North Dakota road trip, Part 2

The opportunity to visit the International Peace Garden has long been on my bucket list. Our recent trip to North Dakota allowed us that opportunity. Lisa and I departed our overnight stay in Minot and headed to the US-Canada border, home to the International Peace Garden. Before we arrived at our destination, we diverted to […]

Midwest Christmas celebrations

The turkey has been stuffed. OK, I’ve been stuffed…with turkey and stuffing, and all the fixin’s our daughter Steph made for us. So, now, our attention to turns to the Christmas season. We love decorations and lights. This will be year 3 of no Christmas tree or indoor decorations. Our cat-son Gus loves shiny objects, […]

Canadinn offers great service during Grand Forks visit

The Canadinn Destination Center in Grand Forks is more than just a hotel. It’s basically all you need for a short getaway. The hotel has restaurants, an arcade and indoor water park. You can check in for a stay and never leave the property while you’re there. We stayed at the 3-diamond (AAA/CAA) hotel during […]

Grand Forks offers great and diverse dining options

From Canadian donut holes to prime rib, the food choices in Grand Forks are plentiful. We enjoyed a nice dinner at The Blue Moose in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, on Thanksgiving. I was the only one in the party to go with the traditional turkey dinner. My daughter Mallory and her mom each had a […]

Season of giving lives in Grand Forks with holiday events

The holiday season brings out the best in trees and decorations in the Grand Forks, ND, area. The best part is a couple of activities are fund raisers. The 21st Festival of Trees features 70 decorated Christmas trees that are displayed at the Columbia Mall. They were donated by area businesses, along with cash donations. […]

Grand Forks’ Ralph Engelstad Arena offers hockey fans great facilities, play

More than 11,000 fans decked out in green and cheering on their hockey team is an amazing sight to view. The University of North Dakota may have the best hockey facilities in college hockey. The Ralph Engelstad Arena is considered the Taj Mahal of college hockey. Our family consists of both UND and University of […]

101 vases highlight visit to University of North Dakota art museum

Art from the plains, New York and China highlight the University of North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. The museum, housed in a former women’s gymnasium, was built in 1907. The building was converted to the museum in 1985. The museum is currently home to a visiting exhibition featuring 101 blue and white […]

Reminiscing on hockey trip to Grand Forks, ND

Who goes north for the holidays without relatives to visit? Um, us? Our family loves college hockey. We happen to be fans of both the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks and the University of North Dakota. It worked well when they were in different conferences and didn’t play each other. But, that changed when […]

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