June 27, 2019; 8:15 PM: The sun is starting to set behind the bluffs in our beautiful campsite (#31 that we lucked into) in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Cottonwood Campground. Roosevelt has a ranch here back in the late 1800s.
Since have our National Senior Pass entry is free and our campsite is $7.00 a night. No hookups at all, so we are boondocking. Good test of the solar system I installed.
We traveled the Enchanted Highway in the way here. It was a beautiful drive, but not as many huge metal sculptures as we expected. Here is a sample.
We visited the Custer House this morning before leaving Fort Abraham Lincoln, but did not have the time to take the tour of the house. Here is a picture of the outside.
George Custer was the commander of the cavalry post before he rode out to infamous glory and death with the 7th Cavalry. Since the infantry post had several Indian attacks I asked a old time uniformed soldier how they kept the cavalry post from being attacked. I was told there were three Gatling Guns stationed on the hills behind the post to protect it.
Here are some pictures of our campsite.
After setting up camp (pretty easy with no hookups) we took a long drive back into the park. Here are a couple of pictures.
So far we have seen a couple of bison, several wild horses and a deer.
We are booked here for two nights. Tomorrow we will go into town and get tickets for the western musical tomorrow night.
Very poor cell signal, so that may have to wait to post this until in town (Medora) tomorrow.