Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse

This was an amazing journey for us…this was one of those moments in our lives that encourages us to move forward with every challenge we encounter. We never thought that one day we would be visiting this place, but yet here we were in the midst of an infamous sight that many have and will only see in photos or on television but we were here. The awesomeness of this sight was breathtaking and then when we took the time to read about the development of these statues, both Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse…it was even more amazing.

The ride up to Mount Rushmore is almost as spectacular as standing at the base of this enormous creation. Over some almost roller coaster like bridges, up, down and around some narrowly curves and through some tunnels makes it a sight seeing spectacular. Once arriving at the Monument, there is plenty to do with the tours, stores, treats and souvenirs to keep you busy for quite awhile. They have a place to eat some lunch and our favorite an ice-cream store with some great flavors.

At the Crazy Horse Monument, be sure to take the 20-minute tour so you can see just where your $20 entry fee goes…no government money has ever been accepted for this ongoing project and they really want to keep it that way all the way to the completion of it. There is also a $4 bus ride that takes you up close and personal that is surely a ride not to miss.

We could go deeper into explanation of the many wonderful things that the Black Hills of South Dakota have to offer but instead we will leave you with the idea that someday in your travels you just have to journey into this area to see these spectacular landmarks for yourselves.

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