Window to Medora, North Dakota

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Window view of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit, near Medora, North Dakota.
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit, near Medora, North Dakota. We visited this spot during a fall road trip across the Dakotas, including other magical places like Badlands National Park, Custer State Park and Deadwood.

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I’m thankful for the opportunity to share this cozy #windowtotheworld as a #thorpartner. This photo is from our October 2019 visit to North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Back in April, Ben, Hobbes and I hit the road full-time in our @thorindustries Chateau in an effort to live more intentionally–and to see as much of this big old country of ours as possible! Since then, we’ve traveled more than 11,000 miles through 18 states and visited 19 national parks. We’ve learned that traveling in the off-season has its perks...and can lead to some unforgettable memories, too. Case in point: we nearly got caught in an early snowstorm that hit the plains on our way to North Dakota. But after some quick rerouting, we arrived just in time to find these canyons covered in a beautiful dusting of snow. It was our first visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but it won’t be out last–this special place is full of dramatic badlands vistas, a sprawling prairie dog metropolis and so much history about our 26th president. This couch is Hobbes’ preferred nap location, especially when the sun is *just right.* But swipe to see what happens when the peace and quiet is disturbed by a bison sighting… #wanderingroad #traveldeeper #roadtripusa #discoveramerica #visittheusa #usatravel #womenwhotravel #findyouraway #sheisnotlost #gorving #fulltimerv #lifeontheorad #roadtrippers #homeiswhereyouparkit #northdakota #ndlegendary #myTRNP #theodorerooseveltnationalpark #findyourpark #goparks #parks101 #bison #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogoftheday #frenchbulldogclub #dogstagram #adventuredog

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Why do you like it here?

Let’s be real. You don’t just accidentally find yourself in North Dakota. That’s part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s charm, you have to seek it out. And for the effort, you are rewarded richly with beautiful views, funny little prairie dogs and a ton of backstory about Teddy Roosevelt. For instance, did you know this is the only national park named after a person? Even though we visited the South Unit, which is technically the busiest section of the park, we only saw a handful of other cars on the road. 

Who’s your favorite travel buddy?

Our Frenchie, Hobbes, is the ultimate road trip companion. Give him the wide open road, a blanket to curl up on while riding shotgun, and a few snacks and he’s good to go.

What’s your favorite part about this view?

A couple days prior to this photo, we had to reroute the Chateau to avoid an early snowstorm that hit the Dakotas. By the time we made it to the Buffalo Gap Campground and and started exploring the national park, the storm was over and there was a beautiful dusting of snow covering the canyon. This photo reminds me that while RVing, just as in life, best laid plans can go awry and sometimes that’s a great thing. 

How do you decide where to go next?

Ben and I like small towns with a big personalities. We prioritize visiting places that are a bit off the beaten path. Some of our favorites from the past year include Yachats, Oregon; Custer, South Dakota; and Terlingua, Texas.

Who do you wish you could share this view with?

We LOVE sharing our RV adventures with our friends and family. In fact, that’s why we chose The Chateau––the loft makes a great guest room.

What places do you recommend nearby?

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