Hi everyone. Glad you stopped by for T today, as it is once again Tuesday. Don't forget to stop by
Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to see what the T Gang has been up to.
Today for T we are going to the North Dakota badlands where I visited earlier this month on my summer vacation. We're going to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
For those you who aren't familiar with the story, Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States from 1901 until 1909. Before he was president, his first wife died in childbirth and his mother died of typhoid fever on the same day. (That must have been horrible.)
To combat his heart ache, Theodore went to western North Dakota to ranch for awhile. He absolutely loved his experience and claimed it made him the man he became.
When a national park was created in this area, the park was named after Theodore.
Above is a page in my travel journal I made about my visit to the park.
The park has 3 areas: the north, the south, and Elkhorn Ranch. There is the cabin where Theodore Roosevelt stayed in the South Unit and the Elkhorn Ranch where he ranched. We had time to visit the North and South Units but on 2 different days as they are not very close to each other. We didn't have time to go to the Elkhorn Ranch area.
Here's a few photos from the south unit.
Besides buffalo we also saw wild horses and lots of prairie dogs.
And these cool mushroom shaped rocks.
I really liked this park. There were lots nice little hikes to take which lead to fabulous views, and it wasn't particulary crowded.
But after a day in the park we needed some sustenance. We went to downtown Dickinson and found this brewing company.
When we arrived the place was actually quite crowded, but it did clear out as we had out dinner.
Here's my ticket for T day. We had this wonderful Scottish style ale.
What goes great with beer? How about a yummy pizza?
Thanks for visiting. And have a happy T day and if you are not here for T, hope it's a good day.