In Grand Forks, the weather was perfect for downtown shopping and a pizza on the rooftop of Rhombus Guys. And the new Panera Bread restaurant also lived up to its reputation and surely warranted a review from Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty.
Fargo’s Broadway Avenue was buzzing with activity with the first Cruisin’ Broadway of the season. Show-worthy cars of all makes and vintages lined the streets as families strolled and seniors relaxed in chairs taking in all the sights and sounds. The drive down Broadway took about 40 minutes but was filled with plenty of classic cars and people to watch and great aromas wafting from all the downtown eateries. The event returns on July 3. Ribfest brought people to the Fargodome where they enjoyed kids’ activities, bands and, of course, great ribs.
As I ventured out for a morning hike, I was reminded that Medora is in the heart of ranch country in North Dakota. For 15 minutes the only vehicles I saw were pickups pulling gooseneck horse and cattle trailers. Many were participating in the rodeo for sure, but others moving cattle to the lush green pastures that abound in the Badlands. A stop at the newly designed Cowboy Hall of Fame tells those stories and is a must-see.
Finally, the bite on Lake Audubon was coming on strong before thunderstorms chased us off the lake Sunday. The upside was I got to enjoy a burger and salad at the newly remodeled Totten Trail, which beats the hot dogs we were planning on grilling. Summer is never long enough, so pack it in. You may be a bit tired Monday morning but the memories are always worth it!