Ever since we were little, my dad talked about road tripping to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore... from California. We always laughed at the idea, finding it ludicrous. Well, it turns out that South Dakota is quite the destination. It is home to three national parks and the tranquil Black Hills National Forest (that I first came to know from Calamity Jane). And of course, Mount Rushmore.
It's a great stop on a road trip, and I hope these pictures do it justice. Friends and family have been asking if it's as big and magnificent in real life as they've made it up to be in their minds... Truthfully, I'm not sure how to answer! It's definitely not a final destination (sorry Daddio!), but it feels like an American right of passage to experience it first hand. We're now inspired to watch the documentary of how and why it was made, which will be all the more fun because we've seen the four boys, up close and personal.