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.

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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One Response to Random Photo: North Dakota Postcard ’01

  1. xlpharmacy says:

    I love the postcards and this one is amazing because I really like it the colors and the images, beautiful!

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