Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial
Travel Blogs from Keystone
... 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.
... in Australia. Not unsurprisingly, cell service sucked and we resorted to sending several txt messages back and forth while attempting to fathom the mysteries of the micronnav usbl system, reading the manuals on our cell phones . It was kinda frustrating for us, I can only imagine how grueling it was for Mark.
We drove back down stopping to enjoy Mt. Rushmore illuminated and called it a night.
... like a ten foot high chicken) unable to even think of eating. The time change, heat and long day has eventually caught up with Linz and she has called it a day. That leaves me with a "to die for" ten inch cheese piza and a couple of coronas to dispose with before calling it a day. So decided to sit out on the balcony watching Keystone go by and enjoy the warm evening looking into the black hills of south Dekota. Life if good. Sweet dreams.
Here are some more photos of the Badlands.
At night we went to a lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore. We rode a school bus from the KOA. The bus was a little run down. Mount Rushmore was cool. It had a big gift shop. I got a stuffed prairie dog. A Ranger talked and then there was a movie about the four Presidents on Mt. Rushmore: Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, and Jefferson. Then they lit up the sculpture.
... were snapping some pictures from close range, we were introduced to the
alpha male of the group. Possible driving to slow for his likings we began to
hear him vocalize his discomfort. Deep snorts and bellowing groans told us to
keep moving! One came behind our car as the herd was crossing in front of us
and came very close to nudging our bumper with his head, to push us along. Very
majestic creatures, but scary indeed!