Published: July 24th 2010July 24th 2010
Buffalo Roosevelt NP
Check out what he is standing over I guess he was scrtaching his belly...........
Boy do I have a bunch to tell you this time. We are in Medora which is a very tiny town in western North Dakota. My niece Andrea had told me about it and so we decided to head there from Spearfish. Before we left Spearfish we did have a little boo-boo. Don was walking Karlie and he wanted to get a picture of her with her new "friend" the little baby lamb and between keeping her on the leash and away from the lamb and getting a picture, well you can guess what happened. Yep, the camera was dropped and needless to say a gonner. We stopped at Walmart on the way out of town for me to buy a replacement. So, the pictures you will see starting with this blog are from our new Canon camera. We really like it! It was time for a new one anyway.
Medora is at the South entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We packed a picnic lunch and drove the 36 mile loop on Thursday. The terrain is very different from what I remember of ND. I just remembered everything being very flat and that you could see for miles.
Prairie Dog RNP
Cute little prairie dog.
Here it is hilly and kind of reminds me of the Coalinga hills but of course very green and much prettier. We saw a couple herds of buffalo and lots of prairie dogs. They are so cute! We only saw one deer and no elk. Don was dissapointed. That night we went to the Pitchfork Fondue and Medora Theater. It is hard to explain the dinner but you pick what kind of steak you want, 12 oz Ribeye or 9 oz New York and then they put it on a pitchfork and cook it in a big vat of oil like fondue. It doesn't take them long to cook and it was delicious! The rest of the meal is buffet with potato, beans, coleslaw, veggies, bread, fruit, drink and a brownie to finish. As you can see you get a TON of food. The ambiance was well worth the price of admission. The play is in an outdoor ampitheater and it was really good as well. We had a great time and a wonderful meal. There is so much more I could tell you but I know I am getting wordy so I will just let the pictures speak for
As the sign says Scoria Point in Roosevelt NP.
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It rained most of the day today so we had a strategic day and mapped out our route all the way through Michigan. We have some exciting things planned so get ready! On the road again tomorrow. Hopefully no rain!
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