October 4, 2010

Minot, North Dakota Norsk Hostfest 2010

We had a great time in Minot at the Norsk Hostfest. 

The leaves are turning and it was really very colorful.  Good thing we took these pictures when we did as most of the leaves fell off of the trees by the end of the week.

There are usually 35,000 people attending the Norsk Hostfest, and 1,500 RVs were scheduled to arrive.  We saw Vince Gill, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Abbacadabra (who put on one of the best shows featuring the music of ABBA and whose next stop is the Oasis, the world's largest cruise ship) and many other musical acts.  The five halls were filled with vendors, crafts, and entertainment. 

Had a great Norwegian dinner one night with my brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Pinky.  The decor in itself was beautiful, all white with colored lights behind the panels.  We all enjoyed our food.

During the day, there were all kinds of other "Norwegian" foods, including bread pudding with cream and caramel sauce (so great, we had it 3 times), ableskivers and, of course, sausage.

We rode our bikes into town and had them serviced at Val's Cyclery, where I purchased my bike two years ago.  Took some pictures on our way back to the RV.

Our visit with Ron and Pinky was really fun. Lots of grandkids, a new 6-month old dog (golden retriever) and a real nice evening fire in the large fire pit just made the week a great one.  Also, spending time with grandson, Dan, was special.

We left Minot on Sunday and drove to Bismarck where we will stay for a couple of nights. Then, it is back to Fargo to see Sean again.

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