Visited Mount Rushmore today. (Parking is private concession – what’s up with that?!) The rain stopped just as we pulled into the parking lot. Did a self tour down the presidential trail and through the sculptor’s studio. As soon as we got back inside the exhibit hall, the rain started up again. (Again, we were blessed with great timing.) At one of the gift shops, a gentleman who worked as a driller during the monument’s construction was there answering questions and signing books.
We considered driving to the Crazy Horse Memorial, but it was pricey and we had some miles to cover, so we skipped it. We stopped at “The Mammoth Site” in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Here they discovered a bed of mammoth fossils that they are in the [slow] process of excavating. We made it on to Nebraska for sleepy time.