Today is Wednesday and I promised photos of our trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota last week.
Better late than not at all, I hope.
If you have not taken your children or grand-children to the Black Hills yet, then be sure to do it sometime. It is one of the prettiest historical places I have ever visited.
I live in Canada and there is nothing like this here.
We arrived at the Mount Rushmore Monument at about 6:30 on Monday evening and it was quickly growing dark. It was too late in the season for the lighting ceremony, so we simply watched as the lights began to shine on this magnificent monument.
They are, from left to right, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Mount Rushmore is part of the Black Hills. The rock of Mount Rushmore is called Harney Peak Granite. The presidents' heads were sculpted from this rock. It resists erosion, wearing away slowly at a rate of one inch every 10,000 years. At this rate it will last forever!
Abraham Lincoln and George Washington have always been my favorite presidents, what a thrill to see them here in this monument larger than life, much larger!
|The walkway leading up to the observation area.|
Isn't it magnificent?
We returned to the monument two days later and were able to view it in the daylight that time.
We were able to see it and photograph it long before we arrived at the monument site.
The four sides of each pillar
have a states name and the year they became a part of the union.
Seeing them in real life is truly breath taking, we took many photos while there.
Later that same day we were driving the Iron Mountain Road and we saw them again. We were miles away at this point.
The weather was fabulous the whole time we were there, between 70 and 80 degrees every day! How is that for October?
I hoped you enjoyed seeing our photos. (My husband took most of these, actually.)
~Wishing You Much Love In Your Heart...Sweet Peace In Your Soul...And Joy In Your Life...