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... that were. We're talking about Mount Rushmore. With low initial expectations, we spent more time there than we planned and had to admit we all quite enjoyed it. The famous four faces are actually quite impressive to see in person, even though you've seen too many pictures of it already. The museum at Mount Rushmore was very interesting as it gave a ...
Those buffalo acted as if they were out for a day of “people watching”.
Who was watching who???
About 2 miles down the road we see another herd of Buffalo. These buffalo were within a couple of feet of the road, but none were on the road.
This group had huge bulls and we ...
We headed out of Wind Cave National Park on Rt 87. This took us through Custer State Park. We crossed French Creek, which sounds historically significant for some reason. I'll have to look it up! We stopped in Custer, SD, for breakfast. The waitress, a young 30ish woman, told us she works the season and then is off over the winter. The restaurant closes during the down time over the winter.
Is it about the artists or the subjects? We ...
... hail! This was one of those moments when were quite happy to not be in a tent.
The rain stopped and the sun came out long enough for us to visit and enjoy Mt. Rushmore. I must say, while quite impressive, it almost pales in comparison to Crazy Horse (even though the monument isn't done yet). It's interesting to learn that it was the sculptor (Borglum) who chose the subjects he'd carve even though the idea for the monument wasn't his. While the ...
... to have the bodies of the president's as well, but they never got that far. However, at the monument, you can see where the outline for big George's body had been etched in stone. The Rushmore visitor center and museum also had a great video breaking down the story and many relics and object from the carving. I got vertigo just thinking about what the workers must have experienced on a daily basis! Hanging off the rock by a primitive sling, drilling, and ...