My favorite meal on our trip:
This was our spread for July 4th:
Ribs, chicken "in the rear," baked beans, fruit salad, coleslaw, spinach and strawberry salad, and cheesy potatoes. What a feast!
We did venture out to eat at some of our favorite local mom and pops as well. Bismarck is full of chain restaurants, but the true gems are the joints that have been open forever and keep things simple. A lot of Bismarck folks are obsessed with Big Boy. Don't get me wrong, I like pizza burgers (flying style) too, but I'm partial to the cheeseburgers at The Wood House. Their burgers and fries are consistently good, and the onion rings are the best I've ever had. Plus, they've still got the phones to place your order at the tables. The place has not changed since I was a kid. Love it.
Jack got sick on the last day of our trip, but really didn't want to miss out on Mandan's World's Largest Chicken Dance or the parade. Needless to say, he didn't last long, but he sure was a trooper. Courtland loves the Chicken Dance and is all smiles:)