The road less travelled

The road less travelled

Monday, June 22, 2015

Government Sponsored Vandalism

We decided to make a stop in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Such a magical and pristine place that has been held sacred by native Americans for centuries. I was amazed at the beauty of it all until we drove around a corner and saw the largest defacement of the land I have ever seen.
Mt. Rushmore
If you could see the tear in my eye.
I am trying to be funny but it probably isn't working. The Monument is amazing, although a little crowded. The bright side is, is that people are enjoying the national parks. It was extremely crowded and my only gripe is that if you buy a national park pass, it doesn't work here. The attraction is free, but if you want to park your car it will cost you $11.00. Chips are free but the dinner is extra. (Paradisso reference.)

We also found a nice waterfall to explore. Spearfish falls.
Now we are making our way to Minnesota. Home of the Mini-sodas.

I should add one more thing. We have been in the mid-west for 6 days. We have been hailed on for 4 of those days. ??????? Get me a frosty one!

4 comments:

  1. I've been to Rushmore twice and I really love it! Almost more than the Statue of Liberty. I think it's so amazing. Ya, not of fan of hail. We haven't had any hail damage to our rig or truck yet, but I heard that it's inevitable. Especially in SD in summer. Hope you make it east without any storm damage!

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  2. We are in Minnesota without hail damage. Rushing to get appointments done now.

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  3. The Black Hills is one of our favorite areas. We could spend weeks there without seeing it all.

    Let us know when you are headed up here!

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    1. Just re-newed the passport today. Hopefully it will be back in time. I would like to go and eat a good steak.

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