Rushmore View Inn & Conference Center
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... Rushmore, the entrance fee was free! We also stopped and ate at one of the best restaurants in Keystone, Ruby House Restaurant! It cost $25.00 for all of us to eat here, but it was so worth it. We will be camping out in Keystone for 2 days and then we will head back ...
... street so we had to take it slow. But not as slow as our next encounter. There were a ton of buffalo in the road. This is called a South Dakota traffic jam. There were so many cars backed up that we couldn't even see the buffalo at first. These buffalo were not afraid of the cars either. They would just cross the road without worrying about the huge things coming up by them. Wow!
Once we ...
... br> The other highlight at Mt Rushmore was to meet the last remaining gentlemen who actually worked on creating the monument. He is currently 92 and spent 3 years drilling on the mountain face helping to create what we now see. He signed a book for Zoe and she got to take her picture with him. She now has a "first edition" of her own.
THEN we were off to the next adventure-the alpine slide! You must take a ski tram up to the top of the mountain ...
... and hot, with no visible smoke.
We also learned why the area is called the "Black Hills". The plains
Indians (Lakota Sioux) discovered and populated the area. When they
viewed the hills from a distance the hills appeared to be black, caused
by the shadows of the trees that grow here. Thus it got its name.
We also saw some pronghorn antelope and deer as we traversed the park. It is a very pretty area.
Then it was onward to our next stop that ...
Our friends, Cathy and Gary, left this morning. We were sorry to see them go - we had such a good time while they were here. We had a big rain storm about 3:30 am and it rained and the thunder rolled until noon. So I skipped my swimming but Murray got some Pickleball in, in ...