When driving in Fargo always...
When driving in Fargo always remember that a newly turned red light is an invitation for slam on the gas explosion through the intersection. In fact if you do not run light here you will get a lot of disgusted looks and horn honking. Oh and do not worry about the police, It is too cold for them to bother pulling people over. They make all thier money busting college parties.
When you're here; You're family -
One of the only places in North Dakota you will find an Olive Garden. When we first moved from Bismarck to Fargo - I just had to have Olive Garden all the time.
If you love Italian food - this place is a must stop place to eat. I always enjoy their Chicken Parmigana or Chicken Fettucini Alfredo with their signature salad and breadsticks.
Many times I buy their salad dressing to take home. It's wonderful - and I'm usually a French Dressing gal sort of gal all the way.
With unlimited refills of the salad and breadsticks to go along with your meal you won't go away hungry after eating here.
Don't forget to leave room for their Black Tie Cheese cake - it's heavenly. If you don't have room do what I do -take it home and eat it later.
Fargo, North Dakota
"Donna_in_India and riorich55 in Fargo"
By chance both Donna and I were in Fargo on Labor Day, 2010. Me for the start of a business trip and Donna, her husband and daughter as a night stay on their vacation. We enjoyed a nice evening dinner on a very rainy night in Fargo and had our server snap this picture of the inaugural VT Fargo evet.
"Hhhooowww Cccccoooollllldddd Does It Get?"
Had to chuckle when I saw the temperature being displayed on the Fargo Civic Center sign on a nice almost 70 degree day in September, 2010. If you look closely the temperature indicates a brisk -196 degrees Fahrenheit. This is even a little too cold for Fargo in the winter. Temperatures with wind chills can get as low as -70 on some nights but that is still a little warmer then -196. Maybe on Fargo's outpost on the moon, but on Terra Firma it doesn't get that cold.
"A Whole Lotta Construction Goin On"
To paraphrase an old Elvis Presley song, "There's a whole lotta construction goin' on in Fargo. Virtually untouched by the current recession, every time I've come back into town over the last 5 years, there are some new buildings somewhere. Along with this the population has been growing at a good steady pace. A number of new roads, an increase in the size of the airport, golf courses, etc.
When it is nice here, like it was on my most recent business trip, the town is very nice. It does get hot here in the summer and obviously very cold in the winter. There are little if any trees out on the plaines to the west of the city so when the weather comes roaring in from the west there is nothing to slow it down.
"What rhymes with Fargo anyway?"
I don't really live in Fargo but the computer kept saying it couldn't find Barnsville, which is sort of near there. I went to Fargo a couple of years ago though, so I think it's OK to say I live there.