An Oasis In The City

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

In the City limits of Minot and in the heart of The North Dakota State Fairgrounds is a little oasis maintained by the ND State Game and Fish Department. They maintain two little ponds that they stock so families can enjoy time together fishing (catch and release).

The area around the pond is a wonderful place to have a picnic, meditate, read a book, or anything else that helps you forget about the pressures of the day.

This Cormorant was also enjoying the pond as we were.

Although this area is, what I would guess, only four acres it's a great place to "lose" yourself from the city. It is open spring, summer, and fall. Bring the family, a picnic basket, and a fishing pole for a time of R&R.

 

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Comments (24)

Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, what an excellent idea to have that catch and release place to fish, etc. I bet that Cormorant doesn't catch and release!

Sep 30, 2021 12:52 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great point Mike Frazier . I didn't see it doing any fishing but I'd bet that is exactly why he/she was hanging around.

Sep 30, 2021 01:03 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm .  It looks like a great place to spend a bit of time when you need to slow down.  Something I could use!

Sep 30, 2021 03:55 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is a place where one can quickly forget their troubles for a while Lynnea Miller . We are blessed with where we live. Life isn't to fast paced here unless you really want it to be.

Sep 30, 2021 06:45 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

What a delightful recreational area that is for your city, Bob.  I especially like that log cabin.

Sep 30, 2021 07:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- that is a wonderful thing to do for your community!!!  It's so important to the well-being of the residents to have a place to go to relax and learn as well. 

Sep 30, 2021 07:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - finding a local respite in each of our areas definitely enhances the community feeling of the places we live(and visit).  The spot you share certainly qualifies.  

Oct 01, 2021 03:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat . You may also like this shot I took of the cabin's window.

 

Oct 01, 2021 05:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kathy Streib , during the 10 days of the ND State Fair it really becomes a learning center as it is filled with Old Settlers, Hunters/Trapers, and tradesmen from the era this territory was first settled. It's really neat.

Oct 01, 2021 05:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Michael Jacobs , I totally agree. The amazing thing to me is that this area is so small but you can totally lose yourself in the wilderness atmosphere even though you are litterally sourounded by acres upon acres of asphalt and large buildings.

Oct 01, 2021 05:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Bob.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 02, 2021 08:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley . This is one of those Mondays where I'm feeling like I need to be re-trained to do my job.

Oct 04, 2021 05:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your day is outstanding. You could share some of your experience with others in your community.

Oct 04, 2021 05:57 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

LOved the photos I felt I was there through your pictures Bob

Oct 04, 2021 10:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. . there is a lot of beauty in our area and it's nice to take some time to enjoy it. From the pictures I've seen you post I'd love to come out and spend a week with you to capture some of that beauty myself.

Oct 05, 2021 05:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Bob - that is a beautiful space.  We need a place to go to chill out.

Oct 06, 2021 12:20 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This spot seems to be a bit of a secret Grant Schneider as I've never seen more the a couple of families here at a time and usually I do not see anyone (outside of the 10 days of the State Fair when it's packed full). 

Oct 07, 2021 06:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Bob.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 07, 2021 07:30 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornig Bob. Must say, quite the get-a-way within the confines of the city. Here in Chicago, we have many parks, that used to be safe for such get-a-ways. Not so much today. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day

Oct 13, 2021 05:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good morning Wayne Martin . It's such a shame that America's large Citys are only safe in gated communities with-in the city these days. I even worry about Tina being in Milwaukee but I do take comfort in knowing she is a trained fighter and most likely armed at all times.

Oct 13, 2021 05:54 AM