Bismarck, North Dakota
Trip Start Jun 10, 2006
8Trip End Jun 18, 2006
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Now, North Dakota is the Holy Grail of states when your goal is to get to all 50. You see, there really is no reason to make North Dakota a destination. There are some national and state parks, but they're purportedly very much like the ones in South Dakota, where there are also additional things to see and do. Also, if you're not already living pretty far north already there isn't much reason to drive through North Dakota in order to get anywhere else. My parents and I have been to 48 states: missing only North Dakota and Alaska. Now I have them beat! I'm thinking that an Alaska cruise will be a perfect way to celebrate the end of residency in 4 years.
We drove half-way across the state to Bismarck, where we are staying tonight. Paul found a hotel that has a 3-story indoor water slide-no kidding. All 3 of us had a great time on it!
We are going to check out the parks on the western side of North Dakota tomorrow. We'll let you know if you need to make vacation plans. :)