Today we rode 86 miles from Hebron to Medora, North Dakota. The last 30 miles were through the North Dakota Badlands which is home to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park. This is where Roosevelt came after his mother and wife died on the same day, Valentine’s Day. He had decided to leave the East Coast permanently and make his home in the West, but felt rejuvenated by his stay here and decided to move back east, I believe in 1883. I think that the national park is the only one in the US named for an individual.
The door is also home to the Medora musical, an incredibly schmaltzy event that the entire group went to. It was held in an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by the Badlands and was great fun.