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... erased blackboard, was the Milky Way.
I sat on the car and watched the sky. I drank it in, trying to memorize it so that I could recall that memory when I need to. I knew I didn't have the photography equipment to capture the moment. I would have to rely on my broken brain.
I saw two shooting stars. I found many constellations. I could have stayed out there all night.
But when ...
We made our way to the little town of Medora as the gateway to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park covers 110 square miles (285 km2). The most popular attractions are the wildlife viewing. The park is home to a wide variety of Great Plains wildlife including ...
... another night to avoid driving in the 40+ mph headwinds that were forecast. That gave us time to drive 60 miles to the north unit of the park. It was worth the drive. The panoramic vista from the River Bend Overlook took my breath away. My hike along the Caprock Coulee Trail brought me through the prairie and up close to the canyon walls formed by glaciers and cut out by weathering and the Little Missouri River. We saw a large herd ...
... like the entire town was chowing down at this ubiquitious chain restaurant...anyway we took a seat at the bar and had a good experience...if not for that dinner this blog could really have turned into a ***** fest! We headed to the hotel with the idea that a couple of drinks, some blackjack and a game of pool may help us unwind after this day spent in the twilight zone of ND. Big neon signs proclaimed that the bar was in fact the location of a ...
... in NYC in the 1880's.
This stay in Medora was prior to him being President in the early 1900's. The land obviously moved him as one of his first acts as President was to claim these lands as National Parks. In fact he was known as the conservationist President, as he saw the beauty and the need to preserve some of America's natural history...hugely unpopular at the time though we thank him for it today.
Phew another long day.