Friday, August 21, 2009

Mount Rushmore

Today we're leaving Jackson Hole, Wyoming, after spending two days in the majestic Grand Tetons. We'll drive up through Yellowstone to Emigrant, Montana. We'll stay there for three days and probably spend most of that time exploring Yellowstone. We're very excited because today we'll see Old Faithful on our drive through the park!

Meanwhile, I wanted to post pictures of our trip to Mount Rushmore...


We drove through three of these tunnels on our way to the monument. Each tunnel perfectly frames Mt. Rushmore, and you get a spectacular view as you travel through each one.


We spent several hours at the park. The kids did a series of activities to earn a Junior Park Ranger badge. They really got into it and learned a lot at the same time.




A mountain goat grazing at the base of the mountain

I don't have time to write all that I want to about our visit to Rushmore and all of the other amazing places in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This might be my last chance to post before we return home next Friday, so I'll post more after we're back home.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Shannon-I am originally from western South Dakota. A year ago we were visiting Mt. Rushmore too! My dad still lives in Rapid City and we go down to visit from time to time. Enjoy your trip!

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