2010 Travels travel blog

Carpe Diem in Juniper Campground
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit

Theodore Roosevelt NP, North Unit

Theodore Roosevelt NP, North Unit
Oxbow Bend

Theodore Roosevelt NP, North Unit

Theodore Roosevelt NP, North Unit

Theodore Roosevelt NP, North Unit
Cannon Ball Concretions: rocks that form inside shale...


Wed, 23 Jun: On Tuesday we drove from Rapid City to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North) in west central North Dakota. It was supposed to be a 260 mile trip, but thanks to North Dakota highway dept screwup we were forced to take a 90 mile detour. Were we upset???

Anyway, once we finally got settled in the National Park's Juniper Campground a double dose of "happy hour" cured our upset and we relaxed enough to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. The campground is located along the banks of the Little Missouri River and was surrounded by trees and, every morning, we awoke to fresh buffalo "chips" around our coach.

We toured the park and got to see a cross section of the badlands. It is remarkable country and has a beauty all its own. Accompanying pix might give some idea of the beauty.

While in the National Park we had absolutely no cell coverage for either our telephones or our broadband internet. In addition, thanks to a strategically located tree we had no DirectTV signal. In other words, we caught up on our reading...



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