Monday, February 21, 2011

Random Photo: North Dakota Postcard '01

I think we all should send a postcard in 2011. I used to more regularly. Here's one from my 2001 research trip of the US Great Plains for Lonely Planet -- sent to the LP staff in Oakland. Snippets on why the country's least-visited state deserved a longer look:
  • The proud CVB in Fargo is shaped like a grain elevator, gives free cookies and neglects to put a single attraction on its Fargo tourist map.
  • The capitol in Bismarck looks like a Stalinist school of dentistry.
  • Kev, the chef at Cowboy Cafe in Medora, - a completely round man - will sit down and talk with you for hours. Says 'dang' a lot.
  • There were more visitors at the world's largest holstein cow, at New Salem, than the state's great national park.
  • Fargo's SkyWalk looks like an outtake from a Scorpions video.

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