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. […]

Exploring Bismarck

I lived in Grand Forks, ND, for more than five years. I never ventured too far west. I never visited Bismarck during that time. In the past 13 months, Lisa and I have been to Bismarck twice. And we can’t wait to get back there a third time. We spent a couple of days in […]

Welcome to Spring

It’s here! It’s here! Not the new phone book (Steve Martin fans, smile). Spring. Spring time is upon us. Time to put away the heavy coats, mittens, scarves and galoshes. Time to break out the windbreaker, umbrellas and sneakers. Ah, yes, spring time. Does anything beat spring, with trees sprouting new leaves and new flowers […]

Bismarck cruise provides relaxing evening on Missouri River

We enjoyed a wonderful and peaceful cruise on the Missouri River as a night cap for our recent visit to Bismarck, North Dakota. The Lewis and Clark Riverboat offers a 90-minute evening cruise. The river was calm during our trip. Looking out toward the shore, it felt like we were on a giant lake. The […]

Mandan’s Fort Lincoln State Park covers region’s history

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park allows visitors an opportunity to see history upclose. The park is home to a Native American village from the 16th century, as well as the last home known to George Armstrong Custer. The park is located in Mandan, next to Bismarck. The Mandan tribe has lived in the central North […]

State capitol stands tall in North Dakota

Lisa and I have added state capitols to our travel bucket list. Our goal is to eventually visit all 50 state capitols. We have a ways to go since we just completed our seventh stop with a visit to Bismarck, North Dakota. North Dakota was the 37th state admitted to the Union. The capitol is […]

History, scenery highlight Bismarck visit

History played a large role during our visit to Bismarck. North Dakota’s capital offered an interesting look into Native American history, as well as the final days of George Armstrong Custer. We capped our visit with a look at the beauty of the Missouri River. We started our Bismarck visit with a trip to the […]

Road trippin’ fun across North Dakota

A giant buffalo and cow. A super long railroad bridge. An infamous wood chipper. Steak on a pitchfork. You never know what you may run into on the road. But, we had a blast checking out some roadside attractions along Interstate 94 in North Dakota. Fargo – Roger Maris Museum & Fargo the Movie Let’s […]

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