Friday, September 05, 2014

Oh the Places We Can Go Friday Five!

If someone told you they were coming to your city/state/country for the first time, what five things would you recommend that they be sure to see or do? This might be a city, national park, historic site, restaurant or other attraction. Have at it, and share the link to your blog in the comments below. Be sure to visit and comment on other participants’ efforts today, too. Oh, the places we can go!

Here I am in Western North Dakota! Yes, we have been impacted by the oil boom but ND has and will always hold a special place in my heart. In fact, the name of my blog comes from the prairies of North Dakota. Something so holy about being on the prairies of ND!

North Dakota has the most gorgeous scenery when the fields are been harvested. I am a little biased but the skies of North Dakota are GORGEOUS! The sky as far and as wide as you can see. With all that in mind, I would take you to the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, ND. The Medora Musical is a gem and is held every summer. ND girl Kat Perkins (who became wellknown on the tv show The Voice) even has made a few appearances this summer. Medora is a quant little tourist town and is so fun. Teddy Roosevelt used to hang out in this area a lot. He loved it there! And if we're lucky, the buffalo will be out in the park. I've been in the park and had to stop because the buffalo were blocking the road.

Medora Musical
(Photo Courtesy Google Images)
Medora Logo
(Photo Courtesy Google Images)
Leaving Medora, we would find our way to the Enchanted Highway. The Enchanted Highway is a highway with the worlds largest scrap metal sculptures constructed at invervals along the way. It really may seem odd but it is fun to see a master artist.

Grasshoppers Delight on ND Enchanted Highway
(Photo Courtesy Google Images)
North Dakota has had some great travelers who have crossed her path. Sakakawea and Lewis and Clark were some of those travelers. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great spot to stop especially if you are history buff. You also can see points along the Missouri River where they more than likely camped out on their journey. Imagine the cold etc they experienced as they were traveling.

Inside Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
(Photo Courtesy Google Images)
In all honesty, people don't give North Dakota credit. There is something so holy about this place. And there is truly things to do here. You can take in a Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game in the summer. You can go to one of the states zoos. For the size of ND, there really are great zoos...Fargo, Wahpeton, Minot, and Bismarck.
Taken at Roosevelt Park Zoo--September 4, 2014
INCREDIBLE ND SKY!
(Photo copyright Tara L. Ulrich)
North Dakota is truly a great place to be but if I wasnt in North Dakota, I would love to live in Colorado. I have gone to a continuing education event for the last 5 summers. Its held right outside of Estes Park Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of my all-time fave places in the world! I've seen God's handiwork in this place so often! Love Colorado. So perhaps you could take a little road trip and visit both of my fave places...Colorado and North Dakota and check out some other states along the way! :)

Sunset at Lily Lake---Rocky Mountain National Park
(Photo Copyright Tara L. Ulrich)


 

 

3 comments:

  1. I only spent a couple weeks in North Dakota (in January ... wow - was it cold!!!). Yet, it was so breathtakingly beautiful. I admit I have seen very few places more beautiful. And even fewer of those in January.

    In addition to the scenery, I was awed, and a little frightened, of the buffalo blocking the road at the park. Such majestic animals.

    Thank you for making me smile this morning.

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  2. There is something to be said for the wide open spaces...where the horizon sets over the land. And the blue skies...ever so blue.

    I think the scrap metal sculptures are creative and cool. I didn't know they were there...so thanks.

    ~~~Elaine

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  3. An online friend lives at one of the parks in ND and posts pictures all the time of the beauty she sees every day. I'm looking forward to getting there some day to see it for myself. Now I have more to see while I'm there thanks to this list. Great play. Thanks for sharing!

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