Four Heads on a Mountain

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1 - Mount Rushmore

Two things to do today and Mount Rushmore is the first.  Only a half hour or less from our hotel so driving is slow and fun. We’ll spend as much time as we’d like here before going to lunch and then take in the Crazy Horse Memorial. 

 

Having never been to Rushmore before we really didn’t know what to expect.  What I found was a federal government gone silly.  Concrete everywhere, Big parking structure, big entry area, big flag display, big gift shop, big snack area.  And with all of the security guards and park workers standing around doing nothing it felt a shame that the whole thing seemed less than what it was meant to be.  Even the snack area didn’t have Vanilla ice cream. Can you tell I was a little let down with the way this National Monument is being handled.  Oh, the Four Presidents sculpted in the mountain were great, wonderful job of creating an impressive display!

 

After Rushmore we spent a couple of hours in Custer, a small community just south. Lunch and laundry are both required on a three week trip. 

 

X_Drive says:
It's at 5,200 ft elevation (1585 meters) so it may be open. And the roads are very good!! :D
Posted on: Aug 16, 2013
menoxie says:
don't think i can make this one in wintertime, to scary for a blizzard
Posted on: Aug 16, 2013
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