Travel Blogs from Keystone
We hit the road today shortly after 7:00AM. We were excited because it wasn't raining and it was a pleasant 55 degrees – you know it’s been cold if we think 55 degrees is pleasant. Any way that didn’t last too long. During the morning we ended up getting a light rain and in the afternoon it got pretty heavy at times. We had …
We continue to stop and see famous sites of America the next was Mount Rushmore. The first two entries in the blog are videos: 1.) Darcy into to Rushmore, and 2.) TNT of the mountain. Click on each to view them. They will not play in the slideshow mode.
Some background on the history of the site. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people ...
... talked primarily with the women directly across from us. The 2 were sisters and traveling with their husbands. One just retired this year from the University of Tennessee and they have been on the road since Aug 10 and are returning home on 25 Sept-a lot longer than us! I did not bring up Butch Jones!
After eating we drove down to the Wind Cave NP. We were just behind the couple that got the ...
... saw them it was amazing. My way of explaining it would be to say its like a grand canyon kind of formation. The wind and water has eroded the sandstone to make canyons, which you drive through. I didnt get a photo on my phone of this as i was taking them on my camera. Breath Taking Along the way we saw some Prairie Dogs. I will let you google them, but they were just like meerkats, excpet they bark like a dog. Very cute, interesting ...
... the cultural center and museum. We then drove to the Mt. Rushmore White House Resort in Keystone, SD, our hotel for the night. Keystone is a quaint town close to the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial which we'll visit tomorrow. We walked around a little while before deciding to eat pizza at one of the small shops. It was delicious, and we topped it off with some tasty ice cream. Then, back to our rooms for an early wake-up call ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking