Janssen'S Lodestone Motel & Cabins
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... had there, which gave a brief overview about the monument and described why each president (Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln) were chosen to be on the monument. Pretty cool place (with the museum and other exhibits there) and glad to finally see Mt Rushmore in person!
We then made our way to Custer State Park. We stayed inside the park last night at one of the lodges so we dropped off our bags at the lodge and proceeded to drive around ...
... but really awe inspiring seen in person. The experience was only slightly dampened by the "tourists” who were oblivious to the honor of this special vision. There were also 3 “pigtail” bridges that are designed to accommodate a 360 degree ascent/descent. In our case was descended across the bridge, made a 360 degree turn and crossed under the same bridge ...
... the Entry called Bison to find out the rest, then this afternoon we went to "the fun zone" which is a pool mini golf, a playground, bouncy houses, a splash pad and a basketball court. We were there from 3:00-6:00. Then we went to Mt. Rushmore and out for dinner at The Ponderosa (again). Then went home and climbed the big rock and had a campfire until ...
... before the ranger, who shows up a minute after us. She lets us in and we park. We are astonished that we are the only people here. Well, I can guess why: It’s fricking
freezing! We watch as the sky turns pink and gold, and we watch as the colors splay across the presidential faces. Dawn is definitely the best time to be here. The rich gold color warms the white granite faces of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln first. Roosevelt ...
... the lighting of the monument left something to be desired. I expected there to be a spotlight on each president as he was being talked about, or some sort of interaction with the lights and the speech. After all this, the flag was brought down. All the veterans in the audience were invited up to the stage to be honored. I couldn't believe how many veterans were up there. What a great way to end the night.
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