In July we traveled to Rapid City, South Dakota to visit some friends and see Mount Rushmore! Definitely a dream of ours, so when we realized our friends (who are stationed in the air force) would only be there for one more year we hopped on a plane and made it happen.
Ok, so South Dakota is GORGEOUS. Who knew? All those years living in Wyoming and we never took a road trip. For shame!
The drive to Mount Rushmore was almost as special as getting there. The road snaked through the forest and every so often a break in the trees would showcase the mountain. It was so cool!
There was also several places to pull over and get amazing photos.
I have to say, the mountain isn't actually that big--- but it was cooler than I thought it would be. The visitor center just makes you happy to be an American!
Luckily the weather was glorious, so we really enjoyed ourselves for a few hours hiking around the area. There are trails and boardwalks all around it, each offering a unique view of the faces.
Well, we can check that one off the list! (Grand Canyon, we're still coming for you.)