This year we decided to take a break from the big trips and stay close to home and give it a little rest this year. So, on my birthday we thought a nice trip on the bike to a local National Park might be in order. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just around 130 miles from our home and has a lot of wildlife and beauty that is not often associated with the state of North Dakota. For those that live here though it is usually on the yearly schedule for them.
We found the usual cute Prairie Dogs playing around on high alert to all the weird humans watching them. We also found a lot of beauty in the scenery as well with the clouds in the area it makes all the colors pop out for you... sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking in this park (not on the agenda today though). One spot we did not know about was a ranch inside the park along the river that runs through the park. We finally decided to go down the road to the ranch this time instead of our usual flyby. We found some horses and the old homestead still in great shape and worth looking at.
So if you find some time go to the park in western North Dakota and if you must go to the musical that plays every night as well. Lots of fun to be had out here in North Dakota. I have pictures of the trip in several album on this website so please check them out. They can be found in the Domestic Animals, Other Creatures, Harley Life, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and Floral albums.