Fargo You Betcha!

Trip Start Nov 10, 2009
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Trip End Dec 18, 2009


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I rolled into Fargo in the middle of the day hoping something would jump out at me.  A "must do while you are in Fargo".  Instead of this happening as I'd hoped I roamed around the downtown area.  I saw my old company's name on a building and that brought back some memories.  I didn't know anyone working in that branch so there was no reason to terrorize them.  I roamed the main street and took some pictures of this town.  I don't feel it is so much a city as it is a big town clinging to architectural charm that were current in the middle of last century.  So while they are charming and give it an old world feel it also shows that this isn't a city but, instead it is a big town.

The museum was interesting because they had exhibits on a couple of cool items.  The Latino Dia De Los Muertos which is celebrated around the time of Halloween.  The Becks invited me to decorate sugar skulls in honor of this day.  The fact I found most interesting about this day and exhibit was how Latin believers hold that we only live in death and that this life we have on earth is just a dream.  I spent some time thinking about that twist on things. 

They also had an exhibit of the resettlement of Somali refugees in the US.  Our country is funny we give you barely enough help in so many ways and when you try to figure out how to use other resources at hand then they aren't sure that you qualify or there is a one month backlog etc.  I'm thinking about health-care and how the passage of this bill will not screw up care in the USA (that's sarcasm if it wasn't quite obvious enough)

The stories of these folks being resettled were haunting because you don't realize how good we have it in our country.  It is such a privilege to live here and it is not fully grasped by us most of the time.

I enjoyed the Plains Art Museum and walked around Fargo just to see what this place was all about.  It was a big town.  One that recalls an earlier time in our country, mainly architecturally.
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