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Happy New Year! What are your vacation resolutions?

This is the time of year that’s full of vows for self improvement. I admit that I’m doing it. And if you’re making resolutions too here’s one to add to the list: Resolve to use your vacation time this year on actual vacations. In 2011, about 57% of working Americans had unused vacation time at the end of the year and most of them left an average of 11 days unused. (CNN Money) But research is showing that if you want to stay healthy – take a vacation!

www.LuvND.comLast November, the North Dakota Ambassador program launched a lighthearted “bucket list” of fun things to see and do in North Dakota – it’s called “123 Ways to Luv ND“. This list was inspired by people, places, activities and accolades that North Dakotans love about the state. I personally think it’s also a fun way to inspire visiting North Dakota! Here you can get a taste of a few submitted favorites with the opportunity to learn more.

The “123 Ways to Luv ND” promotion also has me personally thinking about my North Dakota bucket list for 2013. While I have some personal favorites that I try to make it to each year (UND hockey being one of them and the Medora Musical), my family does try to make to different parts of the state and experience new things. Here are a few that I’m hoping to have on the calendar:

  1. Camp on Lake Sakakawea … but I’d “settle” for fishing the lake and staying at Riverdale High Lodge too. 🙂
  2. Run events at the Fargo Marathon and Bismarck Marathon. And maybe the Uff Da Mud Run in Grand Forks!
  3. Visit the Coteau des Prairie Lodge south of Rutland in the summer and see how far I can see from the “perch.”
  4. In high school, I was a tour guide at the Bagg Bonanza Farm near Mooreton and I really want to bring the family for the first time and see how much the more this National Historic Site has been preserved.

My husband says that he would add to the list:

  1. Stay at Woodland’s Resort and fish Devils Lake.
  2. Do some ice fishing.
  3. Coyote hunting.

(I think he may have a one-track mind.)

So … what’s on your vacation-resolution list for 2013?!?

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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Just for Fun

 

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Run, run, running

Here’s a quick post before the weekend and then I’m off and running!  Okay … that was a little inside joke.  I’m heading to the Fargo Marathon this weekend where I will NOT be running 26.1 miles.  Inside, I will run the 10K and probably finish about the same time as the Marathon winner!

The Fargo Marathon has been named one of the nation’s best by Runner’s World and has grown from 2,400 to 20,000 runners in just five years.  Fargo will be hopping this weekend.  If you’re visiting – this weekend or in the future – and need assistance with lodging, attractions or more contact the CVB.

You can even get your picture taken with the Woodchipper from the Coen Brothers movie Fargo.  The real one will be at the Fargodome this weekend during race events, but a look-alike is at the Fargo-Moorhead CVB all the time!

 Can’t make it to Fargo this weekend?  Don’t worry.  We have more opportunities to run North Dakota coming up!

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Events, Family Fun, Sports

 

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Marathon Time!

Tomorrow is the big Fargo Marathon!  Organizers set a goal to have 20,000 runners in 2010 – and rumor has it that the number will be close.  Tonight is the Fargo 5K, and my hubby and I are excited to join the crowds and experience these awesome events first hand!

The Fargo Marathon began in 2005 and has quickly become one of the fastest growing marathons in the U.S.  Earlier this year, Runner’s World magazine called the Fargo Marathon the “Best Value” and ranked in 8th among the Top 10 marathons in the nation.

Join the excitement and fanfare.  Expo, events and pasta feeds will be taking place at the Fargodome.

North Dakota has a few other upcoming running events, including:

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Events

 

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