If there was any bucket list item for me in 2018, it was Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the neighboring town of Medora, North Dakota.
Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorite historical figures. A beloved high school teacher sparked my interest, which led me to start picking up biographies. While I don’t necessarily agree with every policy decision Roosevelt ever made, I deeply admire his personality and embrace of challenges.
My Theodore Roosevelt obsession is what led me to bison love, which led us to our RV Wanderlust logo. And years afterwards, I named my child after him (Caspian Theodore Highland).
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the only national park named after a person. The most visited section is located in Medora, a town Roosevelt personally frequented. He owned a ranch north of the town, which he fled to when his wife and mother died on the same day (Feb. 14, 1884).[Read more…]