National Park Service at 100: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Teddy Roosevelt hunted for bison during his first visit to North Dakota in 1883. He moved to the state following the death of both his wife and mother on the same day in 1884. He had a ranch in the Medora area. Roosevelt went to lead the “Rough Riders” during battle in Puerto Rico during […]

Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

National Park Service offers free admission dates as part of its centennial in 2016

  The National Park Service turns 1oo years old in 2016. Do you know what the very first national park was? Yellowstone National Park was deemed a national park in 1872 by President US Grant. Other parks and monuments followed, but the National Park Service didn’t come together as an organization until 1916, when President […]

We crisscrossed the country for our 2015 ‘top’ travel picks

We had some great opportunities to travel during 2015 and we saw a lot. We’ve seen some of the world’s biggest statues, as well as the homes of major historical figures. Since the end of the year seems popular for Top 10 lists, we thought we’d come up with our own “Favorites” list – of […]

Millie Mouse’s great adventures

BY Millie Mouse First, I have to thank Bill Denney of Little Bill’s cheese emporium in Kansas City (MO) for letting me travel with The Walking Tourists this year. I had a blast! Lisa and Tim took me with the on their trip around the world. At least, it felt like that to me. I’ve […]

Bully! Theodore Roosevelt National Park a gem in North Dakota

Teddy Roosevelt hunted for bison during his first visit to North Dakota in 1883. He moved to the state following the death of both his wife and mother on the same day in 1884. He had a ranch in the Medora area. Roosevelt went to lead the “Rough Riders” during battle in Puerto Rico during […]

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame moseys along in Medora

  Willie and Waylon warned mamas not to let their kids grow up to be cowboys. John Wayne led a group of kids into becoming “The Cowboys.” I wanted to be a cowboy as a kid. In fact, growing up in Kennard, Nebraska, my nickname was “Cowboy.” I wore a hat and holster a lot. […]

Medora – Let’s do dinner and a show

Dinner and a show has a different connotation in Medora, North Dakota. Instead of getting all dressed up for a fancy dinner followed by a Broadway-style production, visitors here can slop their bread into their beans and enjoy a steak cooked on a pitchfork followed by an outdoor musical highlighting the area’s history. Medora is […]

Getting a taste of the West in Medora, North Dakota

We were hoping for a western experience during our North Dakota trip and we got it – buffaloes, cowboys, Native Americans, a hot meal on the range. And some dancing entertainment. Our day in Medora didn’t disappoint. We started our visit with a drive through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park is named after […]

Road trippin’ fun across North Dakota

A giant buffalo and cow. A super long railroad bridge. An infamous wood chipper. Steak on a pitchfork. You never know what you may run into on the road. But, we had a blast checking out some roadside attractions along Interstate 94 in North Dakota. Fargo – Roger Maris Museum & Fargo the Movie Let’s […]

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