This Time, It’s the North
This time, it’s the north. After covering one of the Dakotas, the next Dakota is up next. I traveled to North Dakota from my last stop in SD. I made a research about the state before I left for this trip and it looked like I got limited tourist spots with the route I have planned. But I just go along with it to take my trip worth it with time constraints.
First was at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There’s a lot to see in the park but I only went to one. I had a quick stop to Painted Canyon Visitor Center in Medora, ND. It gave a first glimpse of the Badlands.
Painted Canyon is a valley in Billings county. It was named on account of its colorful rocks. It was indeed a colorful sight to behold. It maybe hot but the view was worth the stop and the heat.
Badlands Overlook has beautiful scenery of the different rock formations of clay and sandstones. According to the historical information marker, in the future, the jagged land will be smooth with the sudden downpours of the rain and the river cutting and shaping the rocks.
After my trips in Nebraska and South Dakota, I was craving for city life. I checked where to go that’ll also be a good stop to spend the night. I found Fargo to be more feasible than Bismarck. So, I drove to Fargo. The drive was about 4 hours and 40 minutes.
Fargo is the most populous city in the state per wikipedia.org. It is also considered the gateway to the West. The city is close to Minnesota which is a neighboring state. There were a bunch of big stores and corporations I saw when I got there. I did check some of the restaurants, too. But the best experience I had in Fargo was witnessing the July 4th fireworks real close. I filmed it at perfect time when it was about to end.
Here is the list of places I’ve checked while in Fargo:
Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
North Dakota may not have a lot of attractions to see but it was fairly decent to travel. The Badlands and its sceneries were not bad. A lot of nature surrounding and the terrains has changed from mountains to hills to low lying valleys and grasslands. I know there are more to explore but it’s better if you do it firsthand. Photos can’t bring justice to the real beauty you see in your own two eyes when you visit North Dakota.