I was recently on a camping trip to South Dakota. It was my first time in the state and I really enjoyed the scenery. It is green, hilly and full of wildlife. Camping in Custer State Park gave me a chance to get to Mount Rushmore. Building that into the side of a mountain was quite the feat! Amazing to think about that. I also enjoyed the little program they showed in the evening to tell you about the accomplishments of each of the 4 men. I do, however, feel a little used when I visit such a major tourist attraction. Something about tons of people cramming into a small space, parking lot, etc. to see one thing. There was a HUGE gift shop and a cafeteria and I felt like people were only there to take a photo with them in it and leave. There was no appreciation for the actual sculpture or energy that went into creating it. But I digress. I would highly suggest visiting Mount Rushmore at night. They light it up after dark and it was pretty spectacular to see that. Something a little different as well. I am including my favorite shot from the trip! It was taken from my camp site at sunset. There was this fog that rolled in just at sunset. Amazing!
The beauty of the Black Hills
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