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... so we figured they were on their way to a small town for a July 4th parade. Some of the tractors were restored with seats added on the back for the wife to ride! Jim said that gave him an idea for his John Deere!
We went next to Mt. Rushmore. It was full of people of course and some even brought their dogs! It was quite impressive. They have added a parking deck and a new entrance according to Cindi. The walkway leading to the carving had ...
... more tunnels and three pig-tailed shaped wooden bridges. My brother Jim will really enjoy riding his Harley-Davidson here in August. The final stop was Mt. Rushmore. It was definitely worth seeing - an impressive piece of artwork on a grand scale. Constructed by over 400 men in 12 years, 90% of the sculpture was created by blasting the rock off the mountain with dynamite. We hiked in the 6/10 of a mile to the base of the mountain and could see ...
... Only the floors are stone, sanded and polished smooth for stepping with no snagging. I tried my hand at meditation, but think I might have more of a Zen Buddhist pose; on the other hand, I personally think I gave a great Samson impression between the columns: I could feel how weak they were so I gave them mercy, and put my muscles away. Inside is tight but comfortable, the back pew held several books of the Lutheran catechism and vespers. At the pulpit rested a massive bible ...
With the truck fixed, we were able to really enjoy our stay at the new campground. It had a totally different feel - it was smaller but still had a jumping pillow and a big playground, and also had a big area for the dogs. The kids probably didn't like it as much as the other one, but it worked well for me and Molly. It had a much more relaxed feel about it, and I also liked the location better. It was close to the town of ...
... first time he remembered them. Soph would have liked more of a choice.
After dinner we headed to Mount Rushmore. We walked the Presidential trail (250 stairs) that takes you right up to the base of the memorial. There is an amphitheater where they do a lighting ceremony. They show a short movie about the presidents and then we sang the Star Spangled Banner and they lit the memorial. After that they have ...