Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Feline Tourism in North Dakota

Up to the present, feline tourism has neglected the fine sights of North Dakota.

1) Fat cats would definitely enjoy a visit to Bismarck, the State Capital. It is the only one named after a doughnut.
2) Hunting along the beautiful banks of the Souris river is always a winner, especially since the name means "mouse" in French.
3) Accordionists and others flock to Lawrence Welk's boyhood home in Strassburg.
4) The Geographical Center of North America is marked by a cairn just south of Rugby; and it in turn is marked by dogs.
5) Take part in the notorious catnip parties in Grand Forks just off the UND campus. Just ask one of the stoned cats to direct you to one.
6) Western North Dakota has (or is) the world's biggest sandbox. Go there, and affix a bumper sticker on your car to prove it!
7) Sleep in a bona fide missle silo.
8) For a Walk on the Wild Side, the Dove Linkhorns of the feline world may go to the cat houses of dissolute Fargo. Feline STDs at no extra charge!
9) Why not Minot? Let me count the ways..... There's October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May.
10) Use the famed double-decker sandbox in Dickinson.
11) Take part in the North Dakota Cat Polkafest in Devil's Lake.
12) Visit the world's only Cat Pizzareia in Jamestown. Try their speciality, the mouse and sausage pizza.
13) Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park and your mountain lion cousins. But if you can't run with the big cats, then stay on the porch!
14) The Chateau de Mores near Medora is another site to see. It was built by a disco king with a funny moustache.
15) George Armstrong Custer should have stayed at Fort Abraham Lincoln. You can visit the old place. Good mousing nearby.
16) Who much wood can a woodchuck chip when a woodchuck chips wood? Go to Fargo to find out, and also see the movie.
17) Visit the State Prison for Dogs at Medora and taunt our canine friends.
18) See the Gingras Trading Post if you're lost: it's out of the way to anything.
19) The Museum of Cat Art in Williston features paintings by Louis Wain and Edouard Manet.
20) No bull! Visit the Sitting Bull Monument.
21) Peggy Lee came from somewhere in North Dakota; I wish I knew where.
22) See the UND Sioux whip up on NDSU and USD each year! Go, Sioux!!
23) Drive ultrafast on the interstate in western North Dakota.
24) For those with a craving for the exotic, there's Winnipeg -- just north of North Dakota.
25) Admire our high-rise State Capitol and Grain Silo (in Bismarck).

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