One of the reasons I was so excited about this trip is because I only had three states left to visit and both North Dakota and Idaho were on my way to Portland. Cynthia and Robert took a little longer to get ready so I went over to Target to wait for them and pick up some washer fluid. We got some coffee while we were there and then left Minneapolis.
Robert is a terrific co-pilot (when he’s not practicing his driving) and he was scanning Roadtrippers for interesting stops along our route. I’d already mentioned the giant otter so we started with that one.
Otto the Big Otter is in a park not far from the freeway. Also in the park are more geese than I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
There’s a really cool tree in the lake that also had a TON of creepy birds. Seriously, there was geese poop everywhere! We walked over to the otter to snap some pics and found an amazing woman doing yoga on top of the giant otter.
We decided that the geese might be problematic in terms of our picnic and decided to head to another Fergus Falls park which was supposed to have a giant Canadian goose statue. TBH that one was a big let down, especially after seeing Otto. But it was a lovely place for a picnic!
Our next stop was Fargo.
Fargo is famous for its woodchipper. Well, I’m sure they are famous for more, but that’s the first thing that comes to MY mind. The Cynthia found out the woodchipper is in the visitor’s center and that you could borrow hats to pose for pictures. Not only that, but the staff there are super helpful and happy to take your picture for you!
They also gave us a very handy brochure “9 Places to Visit in North Dakota Along Interstate 94”. We jumped back in our cars and headed to Jamestown to see the largest buffalo in the world.
Cynthia and I had a lot of fun with the big buffalo!
And the stage coach…
I love North Dakota!