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Visiting Mount Rushmore

Visiting Mount Rushmore

Visiting Mount Rushmore was something I had wanted to do as a boy.  Recently we had some time with nothing going on within our hectic schedule.  We took advantage of it and made the drive up to go see this amazing monument.

Visiting Mount Rushmore
Visiting Mount Rushmore

After the girls were out of school for the year we made a trip to South Dakota and the Black Hills to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument.   Pictures really do not do either monument justice.  It was a tremendous experience that we all enjoyed thoroughly. Mount Rushmore looks massive, but it is absolutely dwarfed by the Crazy Horse Monument.  It is not far away, try and make time to go and see it too.
 

It will never be finished

As you wander around the site you will find several different artists renderings of what the completed project would have looked like.  There are no plans to ever honor the original artists wishes and finish the project.  The technology available today would make the task of completing it much easier to finish. I’d like to see the federal government sell Mount Rushmore to the state of South Dakota and allow them to complete it.  They could continue the work of Gutzon Borglum and still allow tourists from around the world to enjoy Mount Rushmore.

Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream

Our third President is one of my favorites despite the many lies that have been attributed to this brilliant man.  When I saw there was a shop there on the monument that was selling ice cream that was made according to Thomas Jefferson’s ice cream recipe I was excited to try it.  Unfortunately the shop was closed for the day and we were not able to buy any and try it.