We started day two relatively early (well early for us is like 10am) and drove over the border to Wyoming. Our plan was to get to Mt Rushmore just before nightfall so we’d get to see it in the light and also at night – this day was therefore a lotta lot of driving. Our first stop was to a bison ranch and we did some fakelassoing and climbed a taxidermy bison and jackalope. It would be cool ifjackalopes really existed and we all had them as pets to hop around on. They’re kind of like that Wallace and Gromitwere rabbitmovie in real life I guess? The place we ate at was Terry Bison Ranch incase you want to check it out – the bison burger was delicious andapparently the best in the state (although I’ve never eaten it before so not sure what to compare it to eek).
The drive then becomes full of trees but finally you see some heads popping through the branches and alas you’re there! Since moving to the states I’ve wanted to visit Mt Rushmore really badly. It’s the patriotism about it that excites me and seeing it in so many movies, shows etc. I don’t want to talk about it too much to not give away the illusion of it but I guess these photos kind of give it all away anyway. It’s not as ‘wild’ as I thought, aka I had this vision of it being in the middle of a forest oppose to having a big walkway up to it. It’s definitely very public, on display and open for all to see. If you stay for the lighting ceremony in the evening it plays a movie prior which goes through each president and their importance (and why their face had been chosen). Although it’s a very awkward monument to get to (you definitely have to drive), I’d recommend it as a must see. We then headed to Rapid City for the night and zonked out.