First, a stop at my hometown, where I grew up in Minnesota.........
Here is the court house near our old house. We loved to visit here as kids. It housed real criminals. We would go and visit the lady who fed the criminals, and the jail.
Here was our favorite part - the theater only a block from our house. We could walk to see shows, and needed no supervision. We saw "To Sir With Love" and "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter," among others.
We had many fun hours playing down at the river that ran through our town, behind city hall.
This is the view that we had from the alley that ran between the laundry (left) and our house which used to be on the right, but is now an apartment building.
City Hall, which was designed to look like Independence Hall was right across the street from our house.
Now, in North Dakota, and the badlands, I am camped out in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. See, Sherri - I can camp too! But no showers, can you imagine?!!
This is just some of the wildlife that I saw there - wild horses! I also saw Bison - up close, and prairie dogs. There are over a hundred species of birds and over 500 species of plants in this park.
This is a taste of the town of Medora, nestled next to the park. It was founded by Marquis de Mores in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt came on the scene at exactly the same time. It still has a few of the historic buildings from the original period and is very quaint.
It's hard to capture the beauty of the park.
More beauty of the park - notice the red rocks similar to the Southwest. Here the area becomes more like Montana - dry and more desert-like. The weather is awesome.