The most recent stop on our whirlwind tour of the western half of the United States was at Mount Rushmore. I must say, I was completely unprepared for the spectacle of the whole thing.
There’s me, loaded up with camera bag, sweater, and picnic dinner standing on level 6 (!!!) of the Mount Rushmore parking structure, waiting to head in. The place is set up almost like an Americana version of Disneyland, with many entrance lanes for cars and a huge stone pedestrian gateway. Before you get to the monument, you walk past a giant gift shop, a cafe, an ice cream parlor, and audio tour areas… it’s really crazy.
There’s a line of flags leading up to the monument, representing all of the US states and colonies. Later in the evening, everything is lit up.
Requisite tourist pose! I tried to get a photo of my family with their heads lined up as though they were part of the statue.
|(look, no nail polish!)
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