As winter is coming to a close and spring seems to be more and more in sight, I am so excited to spend my first spring in North Dakota.
Something that everyone has been telling me I need to do is visit the International Peace Garden. Believe me, this is the first place I plan to go once the weather allows.
Although I have lived here for almost a year now (I still can't believe it), I have not had the fortune of being able to visit anywhere outside of the general area.
I have heard great things about Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, etc., but I have yet to get to any of those places.
My birthday is about two weeks away, and I plan on picking one of these places to go for the weekend to celebrate. Honestly, it will most likely be Fargo, just so I can get Chipotle.
I'm doing quite a bit of traveling in the next few months, with family mainly, but I am trying to fit in a few on-my-own trips around the surrounding area, as well.
While I have received a lot of suggestions on where to go, including Badlands National Park, Lake Metigoshe, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and more, I am always open to more suggestions.
I love traveling. Every year since before I was born, my family has taken at least one trip per year, sometimes two or three. I love seeing new sites, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.
One of the things that attracted me to accepting this position in North Dakota was simply that it was a place I had never been. So while I am here, I want to take every opportunity to enjoy what this state has to offer.
If springtime here is as beautiful as winter was gruesome, I truly believe that I will be able to enjoy fantastic moments and gain wonderful memories of visiting the various North Dakota wonders.
Mavec is a reporter for The Tribune.