Instagram post by @patbrumfield Pat Brumfield

Initially, I wasn’t drawn to the Dakotas. They weren’t on the list, part of the route. But plans change, and we found ourselves hurtling east through Wyoming, the Dakotas directly in our sites. And now I get it. I understand how they imprinted themselves on Theodore Roosevelt — among others — and tilted his view ever westward. There are landscapes here that only exist in dreams, and I’m hopeful they’ll inhabit mine often.


  • 5w ago jmcgowen1 jmcgowen1

    Just read about T.R.’s first trip to the badlands to hunt buffalo the other day in The Rise Of Roosevelt, which is great by the way.

  • 5w ago patbrumfield patbrumfield

    @jmcgowen1 oh I’ll have to check it out! Thanks man.

  • 5w ago nojohnngo nojohnngo

    What’s your favorite place so far?

  • 4w ago kevinkrushez kevinkrushez

    “There is this silence in the badlands and over Kansas the whole universe is still.” Rich Mullins.


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