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Fargo, North Dakota

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

sunny 0 °F

We pack up and leave the Rough Rider Campground in Minot, North Dakota.

We drive across North Dakota today. We pass lots and lots of farming combines, as well as fields of corn and sunflowers.



Another nice day so we have a picnic lunch at a roadside rest again. We also drive by the world’s largest buffalo statue :-)

So now in the last 3 days we've seen the world's largest moose, largest teepee and largest buffalo :-)

We get to the Fargo KOA in mid-afternoon and immediately head to the pool for a quick dip. The air is a little cool, but the water is warm. We meet a mother and daughter from Manitoba and they tell us about a steak buffet where they plan to have dinner. We decide to try it too: The North American Steak Buffet. All you can eat, including steak and salmon, drinks and dessert for $10.19. What a bargain and the food is very good. After the high food prices in Alaska, where a burger alone costs $10, this is a great deal for us.

After dinner we drive over to the Roger Maris Museum. It's a small museum, which is free, that is part of a nice mall. Apparently Roger Maris grew up Fargo, North Dakota. For the non-baseball fans reading this blog: Roger Maris was a NY Yankee who broke Babe Ruth's homerun record in 1961 of 60 homeruns in a season. We had watched the DVD about Roger Maris' 1961 season,"61*" , a few weeks ago, so stopping at his museum is actually interesting. Of course it's very interesting to Jere.


It's dark, but we decide to drive down main street Fargo anyway. Not very picturesque and a little rundown. I had also wanted to visit the Scandinavian-inspired church that they have here, but we simply run out of time.

Posted by jengelman 13:37 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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I currently live in Fargo and am interested in knowing why you thought downtown is rundown. Almost all of the buildings on Broadway have been restored back to a bit of their old glory. You should definitely come back and check out the Hjemkomst center. They have a Scandinavian Festival there every third weekend in June and it is AMAZING!

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Oh and a side note...I believe you accidentally wrote Fargo, South Dakota instead of North Dakota. :)

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