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Mount Rushmore

After the Buffalo Round-Up, we drove through the Black Hills a bit.  Some people ask me what South Dakota is most well-known for – it’s Mount Rushmore!

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Mount Rushmore seen through the trees.

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There are seven tunnels in the Black Hills, around Keystone and Sylvan Lake.  They are only wide enough for one car, and motorhomes or buses fill the entire tunnel.

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There are actually two tunnels that you can view Mount Rushmore from while going through.  Another blogger recently posted a photo from one.  After we drove through one tunnel, I thought I missed my chance at getting a photo.  After we drove through the second one, I made my father-in-law stop the car so I could get out and take photos!

IMG_4655It was quite hard to get the correct exposure, as the darkness of the tunnel surrounding the pinpoint of light coming through the end made difficult lighting conditions.  I spent quite a while in the middle of the road trying to get it right.  (photo by Jon)

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We also visited the Mount Rushmore memorial.  Even though Jon’s family lives about 1.5 hours away, it’s not something we visit a lot.

One Response to Mount Rushmore

  1. Ooooh, this makes me think of our trip visiting you guys – I had the time of my life!! (I’ve still got a picture that tells a thousand words: a slightly damaged tree with two tire tracks leading to it….)

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