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... seemed to be in her glory!
Lunch at a local restaurant was next and that was the most disappointing part of the day. We each tried something different. Zoe's cheeseburger was probably the best of the lot, although everyone liked the small bowl of buffalo stew I had. The chicken salad was served on an untoasted muffin. Fresh, large chocolate chip cookies saved the day however.
It was then off to the Chief Crazy Horse monument that has been under construction since ...
... that would be good for a hot day and the ice cream sizes were HUGE. After the ice cream we went on the presidential trail which is a loop that leads us to different views of the faces of the four presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ted Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. There are lots of step to go up and down so this was a nice little hike though Tanvee was getting a little cranky towards the ...
... and it leaves you
wondering whether such a project will ever get started again given the economic
We left Rushmore and headed to The Needles Highway, what a
ride and what amazing terrain with needle like spires of granite. When the plan
for Rushmore was hatched it was originally going to be using these needle
granite features to create a whole person, ...
... Lake Lodge and Blue Bell Lodge. Entered the Wildlife Loop Road and drove around Custer St. Park. Saw buffalo, burros and one pronghorn. Visited two visitor centers- Wildlife & Peter Norbeck. Also stopped at the Coolidge General Store where we bought two T shirts. Back to the lodge for showers and rest before dinner at Sylvan Lake Lodge. The drive to Sylvan Lake is another twisty road (Needles Highway) so named due to the tall spires of rock you ...
... shone brilliantly, illuminating their granite faces spectacularly. We were the only visitors to the park at this time of morning so we could take in all it had to offer privately. It was a cool, crisp 26 degrees with a wind that made the granite surroundings seem even colder.
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