Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Medora Musical

For those of you that are bored this summer and need something to do head on over to Medora just 32 miles west of Dickinson for some toe tapping music and entertainment. Everynight at 8:30 the Burning Hills Ampitheatre is transformed into a North Dakota style Broadway setting. You will be entertained for 2 hours and let me tell you it is worth your time. Frank and Lynn give it 2 thumbs up! The Queen of the West Miss Emily Walter is so excited about performing and gets right in there with all 12 Burning Hills Singers, it will make you want to dance right out of your seats at times. There is a very talanted wonderful cast this year, some returning and some new but all mesh together very well! This year Mr. Dreamaker joins the cast and lets kids know that they can be anything they want to as long as they dream! The cast is all absolutely wonderful as well as the Coal Diggers. Where would the musical be without a live band!  This is a show that you wont want to miss and will come back again and again. Just ask us we love it! Good wholesome entertainment for the entire family! Come early so the kids can come up on stage for Cowboy Camp at 8:10. The season is half way over but don't let that discourage you, there is still time to come and enjoy! Last show of the season is September 8th! In Theodore Roosevelt's words "Bully"!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

You'll Come Home to North Dakota

You’ll Come Home to North Dakota

I have lived in North Dakota my entire life and have learned that if you are from here or not you will always come back to visit especially when it comes to Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is something about the quiet little town on the western edge of North Dakota. A piece of my heart will always be there and it is because of Harold Shafer that I am able to return every year and grow fonder of the little town. I am married now with children of my own and my six year old daughter already has given her entire heart to Medora. She eats, sleeps and breathes everything that has to do with that little town. She is not well and suffers from asthma and when she goes to Medora she can breathe easily. She sat on Santa’s lap for the first time this winter and said “Momma Medora is magical”. I truly believe the spirits of Theodore Roosevelt, Harold Schafer and Wade Westin live on. When asking her if she could have one wish where would she go and she said “momma all I want in my life is to go to Medora”. She will be getting her wish of going to Medora everyday when she transfers schools and attends Demores Elementary School in Medora next year. Until then we have to make it through the summer. That is not that hard to do, we attend the musical tri-weekly and take in everything there is to offer. Until June 8th my six year old informs that there are only 43 more days to go before the quiet little town on the western edge transforms into a bustling little city for the summer. I recommend everyone young and old come and visit at least once because when you do you will always want to return for more!