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wild horses. . .Theodore Roosevelt NP - North Dakota

Monday, August 18, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt National Park–South Unit

 

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our parking spot at Red Trail Campground in Medora North Dakota

is pretty great. ..way in the back. . .50A FHU. . .loving it

if you are parked in the front section, near the train tracks,

although there are no train whistles at the crossings. . .evidently, it’s pretty loud. . .

Louis and JaniceLouis and Kim

tickled that my Bub, and his Princess, my sis in law. . .

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have made it to North Dakota to explore

Theodore National Park with us. . .

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you may recall they were able to meet us at Niagara Falls last summer. . .

a division of the company my Bub is a supervisor for,

services the cooling units for the oil rigs. . .
His company has technicians all over the country

and they need to have supplies delivered to them.

This trip, Bub needed to bring one of the techs

a brand spanking new work truck,

and take the old truck back to Texas. . .

It’s a tough job, but someone must make the sacrifice

to travel the country, and keep the guys happy.

Needless to say. . .we were thrilled to see them and get our hugs!


National Park Sign

now. . .on to the Star of the Show. . .

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Maltese Cabin Visitor Center

first stop. . .the Visitor Center to purchase our America the Beautiful Pass. . .

since we haven’t yet reached the magical discount age of 62. . .

we gladly pay the $80 fee to renew it annually. . .worth every penny!

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Map (South Unit), North Dakota, United States

we decide the best plan for the day is to drive the South Loop Road. . .

starting at the Visitor Center. . .you can see it in red on the map.

North Dakota, Medora ND,

our first stop. . .Skyline Overlook. . .where I meet up with. ..guess who?

A retired Postal Worker. . .yes indeedy. . .a former Postmaster in North Dakota. . .

see. . .that’s why ya gotta talk to folks. . .’cause there’s all kinda interesting stuff to know!

She and her hubs own a North Dakota soybean farm. . .

and were taking a quick getaway trip before harvesting begins. . .

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next stop . . .Wind Canyon. . .required a little hike to the top and around. . .

Wind Canyon Trail

so worth it for this view of the Little Missouri River. . .

Wind Canyon Trail

and from just behind this highest point. ..

Wind Canyon Trail

a view of the buffalo herd, which would not have been visible from the road

 

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cool rock formations. . .

Wind Canyon Trail

what I think may be a Rock Wren. . .

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

next stop. . .Badlands Overlook. . .

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

beauty in every direction. . .

Mule Deer - you lookin' at me?

and as we turn the corner to Buck Hill. . .

look who we find. . .a mule deer, who seems to be saying. . .

You lookin’ at me?

Wild Horses

but. . .here is our REWARD for the day. . .

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this fabulous little band of wild horses. . .

standing right out beside the road.

They did not seem to be bothered in the least by the papprazzi. . .

 

Medora Musical

and then we were told by our FaceBook RV friend, Marilu,

to not miss the Medora Musical . . .

$31 upper seating. . .$35 lower seating. . .

Pitchfork Steak Fondue - ready to go. . .Pitchfork Steak Fondue

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and the Pitchfork Steak Fondue supper. . .lots of fun. . .

$28 each for the Steak and Sides. . .or. . .

$28 each for the Buffalo Roast, Chicken, Ribs and Sides. . .or. . .

$14 each for just the Steamtable with the sides. . .

if we were doing it again. . .we would have one Steak,

and two Steamtables with the sides. . .it was way more food

than you could eat in one sitting. . .the steaks were huge

and cooked to a perfect medium. .

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we always forget how much we enjoy musicals,

so each time we attend one, we say, oh. . .we need to do that more often.

I’m not going to show you a bunch of pics of the musical here,

just because I don’t think it translates well. . .

it’s just one of those things you must experience in real life!

but I did want to show you something that tickled us. . .

the boys holsters are the microphone holders. . .

isn’t that cute?

Medora Musical - Elk

and I must show you one of our very favorite things. . .

at the beginning of each performance. . .

one of the trail riders (see album)

drive two bull elk to the ridgeline behind the stage. . .

isn’t he just magnificent?

                                                                                                         

 

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