As shared in my previous post, our 2016 vacation is a “new thing” as we travel to South Dakato. My bucket list item to see Mount Rushmore is the genesis of this trip so it deserves its own post.
We have absolutely gorgeous weather the morning we visit this National Memorial. I arrived expecting the memorial to be cool and was not disappointed. Mount Rushmore is so impressive. We buy the guided audio tour and learn a lot of information as we walk the trail. We learn about the extensive process used to carve the faces. We learn about the selection of George Washington as a founder, Thomas Jefferson to represent the growth of our country, Abraham Lincoln for preservation and Theodore Roosevelt to represent development.
In the evening, we return to Mount Rushmore and sit in the amphitheater for the lighting ceremony which is very inspirational and patriotic. After viewing a movie about the memorial, all the veterans and active duty men and women in the audience are invited on the stage to introduce themselves.