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. […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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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