Before leaving from South Dakota, and really the only reason we went there, we drove by Mount Rushmore to check it out. We didn’t drive up to the visitors center because I was broke and didn’t want to pay $11, but I was able to snap the picture above from the road. Not too shabby. And we did get a closer look at it as we drove around the mountain, but that will be something you need to see for yourself.
As we went further down the road, we passed Crazy Horse Mountain, so I wanted to stop by and see it as well. This particular monument is a work in progress and is doing so without any help from the government. Eventually, the grounds will house a Native American university and research center, and the monument will look something like this:
For now, it looks like this:
After leaving the monument, we proceeded to drive through some back highways in South Dakota and Wyoming until finally reaching Interstate 80. It was relatively smooth sailing from there, and we arrived home about an hour sooner than the GPS plotted, though it probably had more to do with me driving faster than anything else. All in all, it was a good trip, and I’ll expand a bit on the trip in whole with a wrap-up post tomorrow.