Wednesday, July 18th
I made it to ND by 8 a.m. as the oil workers go to work with their diesel trucks at 5 a.m.
The drive again was very pretty with the funny little hills of rocks and undergrowth of oranges, yellows, all shades of green and beiges and the blue skies.
Funny, but for the past couple of days the words to Home on the Range have been going through my mind (along with America the Beautiful) and today, the 2nd exit (#7) in ND was for Home on the Range. It just appeared to be a complex of buildings huddled together with a farm house so. . . maybe it's a dude ranch like Kathy went to.
Bought ticket for stage show tonight in Medora which has been recommended by several - outdoor amphitheater. I decided to pass on the pitchfork fondue. I'll give a review of the show tomorrow as I'm sure it'll be a late night - my first time getting into my campsite after dark - and backing in no less.
The National Park was very fun. Of course you know my love of rock formations so even though this is considered the badlands of ND, I thought them pretty awesome. And just look at all the buffalo - sorry - bison that run the place.
|In T. Roosevelt NP|
|Prairie Dog Village in NP|
|Who can find Rhoda?|
|Oh give me a home. . .|
|where the buffalo roam|
|and roam right down the road|
momma & calf cross together
mileage: 85 gas: $64 @ $3.58 camp: $27
National Park: $0 stage performance: $38 ice cream: $3.50