Q's Journey 2008 travel blog

At the Pitchfork Stake Barbeque in Madora. They put the steaks on...

The barbeque and Amphitheatre are up on a hill. This is the...

View of the amphitheater from parking lot. They recently installed an escalator...

"Medora Musical" is a high-energy, western musical dedicated to the legacy of...

This is part of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

There are several Prairie Dog Towns in the National Park. Cujo wanted...

From 1951 until 1977 a fire burned underground in a coal seam....

We saw many wild turkeys through out the park.

On our 35 mile drive on a dirt road from the north...

Danny enjoyed playing this scenic badlands golf course.

He said it was very challenging.

Another view of the terrain.

Marcie went along to enjoy the views and take pictures, as well...

The Cowboy Cafe is a good place to eat, especially breakfast with...

Our site in the Red Trail Campground in Madora. They actually have...

The Old Town Hall Theater was built in 1924. Improvements were made...


We are in Madora, North Dakota, in the heart of the Badlands. The town was founded in 1883 by a French nobleman who built a meat packing plant, a hotel, stores, & a large home. By 1887, Madora almost became a ghost town. Theodore Roosevelt first came to Madora in 1883 to hunt Buffalo, fell in love with the land and invested in cattle raising.

We enjoyed the "Madora Musical" in the outdoor amphitheater after feasting at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue on top a bluff overlooking the picturesque badlands. This one-of-a-kind theater has been presenting outdoor drama for over 50 years. Another day we attended "Bully", a one-act play about Theodore Roosevelt as President, husband, father, soldier, and hunter in the North Dakota Badlands. We also drove through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park of 110 square miles of breathtaking vistas, and to the site of his home on Elkhorn Ranch.

Danny had to try his game at the "Bully Pulpit Golf Course" about 3 miles south of town. It is surrounded by the dramatic Badlands and conforms to the surrounding terrain. It is a beautiful course with breathtaking views.

The weather here has been as high as 104 degrees a couple of days, down to 50 degrees at night. It was raining this morning when we woke up and was rainy most of the day and the temperature didn't get above 58. We are moving to Dickinson, ND tomorrow, which is a little larger town with a Walmart Supercenter!

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