Saturday, August 7, 2010

Black Hills and Mount Rushmore

Today we had the opportunity to drive through the beautiful Black Hills and visit Mount Rushmore. This is something that I've wanted to do for some time. Although for some reason I didn't put it on my bucket list. I'll have to revise that.

For some time we've been talking about Washington and Lincoln. Olivia loves to find their faces on coins and sing little songs about them. Could you imagine how excited she was that we got to visit them today!

We enjoyed a Ranger led walk and learned about Mount Rushmore and the Presidents. I highly recommend it. It was fascinating to learn why they chose these four men and how it was made.

After our visit we drove through the Black Hills. It was beautiful! The only problem that we ran into was the number of motorcycles around for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It will only get worse since Monday is the official start of the rally.


  1. Hope you enjoyed your visit to South Dakota! I live in SD...but on the other side of the state from the Hills.

  2. looks lovely, it amazes me how people there ride bikes without helmits