Okay plans change, the troops wanted to go by Rushmore and Crazyhorse Monuments this morning and take in Sturgis in the Afternoon (evening)
Breakfast at ‘Connie’s’ in Black Hawk, our co-waiter (owner).
Just outside Connie’s a horse sculpt from bumpers.
Their first glimpse of Rushmore.
This is our fourth time here and the most crowded. This is the end of Biker Week.
They seemed to enjoy the huge sculpture by Gutzon Borglum Dedicated in 1927 by President Coolidge commencing 14 yrs of study and work (work was 6 yrs)
Originally it was to look like this
We had a little fun in the museum, Jack Jr climbing a rope and me scratching an itchy nose.
These casts below are about 8-10’ tall and used to measure and cut by Borglum.
On the walkway to view the monument are flags of all fifty states. WE are under North Carolina
I installed my sons on Mt. Rushmore, Mr. Borglum would not mine.
Now Crazy Horse Monument, The picture below was taken by me in 2004.
This picture was taken today.
There must be something I do not understand, that was 11 years ago. I will admit this is from outside the gate. The boys were anxious to go to the REAL attraction of the Bad Lands, STURGIS BIKE WEEK. (So we could not see paying $28+ to drive closer and leave immediately.)
Bikes, tents and Bikers everywhere. We dropped the boys off and headed out of Sturgis.
Then the storm ascended as we were in traffic to get out of town,
But before we got back to our motor home, the road EAST looked like this.
We head for Colorado in the morning,
I saw this beauty from a distance today:
Some biker thought she was a beauty also.