Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Some random airplane type stuff on the side of the road.
We took a temp spot until we could move the next day to a shared spot with my brother. $14 to camp, no utilities but there was a place to fill up fresh water with when you arrived.
The ice cream shop was getting ready to close so we figured we'd have our dessert first.
Then we went across the street for some wings and a drink.
On Saturday before we headed out to drive the South Part of the park we stopped in the Visitor Center for maps and suggestions. The North and South sections of the park are not connected so we decided to do the South portion today and the North tomorrow.
Outside is Roosevelts cabin that was moved to this spot.
Very sad story to this part of his life. None of us knew about it. Very interesting.
It's a nice drive trip through the park with pullouts as you go. There are many trails you can hike in the park as well. Below is some info on what causes the colorful bands in the hills.
Some of the wildflowers are starting to pop up.
The concretions (stone balls) are pretty cool to see.
It's amazing to see them just sticking out here and there as the softer stuff washes away.
There are bands of harder rock that make layers and tables.
The muddy Little Missouri River runs through the park.
Amazing that like an iceberg, most of the plant is below ground to help it survive the elements.
The prairie region of the US is much larger than I thought.
A memorial to a very unlucky fellow.
Ruger and Hurley cooling off.We had seen a couple of the wild horses in this area. The dogs played a bit in the river and then we saw this majestic stallion. What beautiful coloring!
Back at camp we relaxed a bit then headed into Medora for dinner and a walk about town. You can see how these two sites back up pretty close to each other.
We had been craving a nice steak dinner and we really enjoyed it. Mine was buffalo.
We came back to this museum later on when it was open.
Lots of blooms going on! And the allergies too.
Steve, Teddy and Steve.
Ahh, here's why.
Next up we drive to the North portion of Roosevelt National Park.