Friday, May 28, 2010

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

We are at Mt. Rushmore today (monument is located near Rapid City, South Dakota).  Let's take a look up close and personal of two of our former US Presidents - George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Two more...Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln.

Entrance from parking lots.   It didn't look like this 30 plus years ago when we last visited.

The grand avenue up to the monument....a nice man took our photo for us.  It's a beautiful day today - high 80s and sunny.

It's impressive...isn't it.   Look at the beautiful blue sky.  

The monument was started in 1927 and finished in 1941.    

Hope you enjoyed seeing our fantastic granite sculpture monument. 

from Wikipedia:  Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near KeystoneSouth Dakota, is a monumental granite sculpture by Gutzon Borglum (1867–1941), located within the United States Presidential Memorial that represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States of America with 60-foot (18 m)sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (left to right): George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).[1] The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2)[2] and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.[3] It is managed by the National Park Service, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. The memorial attracts approximately two million people annually.[4]

Sandy at Teacup Lane
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  1. great photos, looks like a beautiful day too!

  2. Hi Sandy,
    It is amazing! I am so glad the man took your picture, you both look so happy!

  3. I have never seen the monument but I always wanted to. Beautiful sky indeed and what a lovely couple too.;)
    I am so happy you had such gorgeous weather, it is cold and cloudy here.
    Have a wonderful weekend on the road,

  4. You two are making great time. Looks like a perfect day. We have this stop on our list. Continue to travel safely.