Monday, October 17, 2016

the Badlands

Driving west along I-94 in North Dakota brings a wide open stretch of prairie that offers a beauty in its simplicity.  But, seemingly out of nowhere in the far western part of the state the terrain changes dramatically.  Here lies the Badlands.  Originally it was called the bad lands by both the native settlers and the people moving west because the land was too harsh for living.  It was bad land.

It is also a very beautiful land filled with layers of ancient rock formations, free roaming buffalo and other wild animals and enough peace and solitude to refresh a wanderers sole.  It inspired a president to enact conservation measures to protect these and other natural beauties for us and our posterity.  Come see the wonders of the Badlands (they're not so bad) that inspired Teddy (and me).

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