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  • Day30

    A day in Badlands National Park

    August 1 in the United States

    30 degrees today but we are enjoying the lovely weather. We spent quite a bit of time in the National Park today, then after a stop at a tourist trap for lunch we went to Mt Rushmore. We are staying in a little town called Keystone by Mt Rushmore tonight, only one street and a population of 600.

  • Day6

    Mount Rushmore

    July 3 in the United States

    Den Hype über Mount Rushmore verstehen wir nicht

  • Day9

    Four Dead Presidents & Crazy Horse

    August 10, 2017 in the United States

    An early start this morning from Keystone , we travelled the short distance to Mount Rushmore. It is a very impressive site, and you can only marvel at the engineering genius of the sculptor and the workers to complete the task of carving outWashington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln out of granite using dynamite at such lofty heights. Fortunately, no plans to add Trump.

    Not far from Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Memorial. This was commenced in 1948 at the request of a number of Indian chiefs to acknowledge the cultural significance of the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Native American Indian people. And possibly not to be out done by Rushmore. The project is entirely privately funded, and a single family drives the project. It reminded us of Gauci's Sagrada familia in Barcelona for the length of time it has been in progress, and will be until it is finished. You can see the pic of what it is now, and the white sculpture is what it will be when it finishes... They are currently working on the hand...

    So, completing this visit, we are making the long dash back to Jackson Hole, Wyoming set for an early morning flight to end in Phoenix Arizona tomorrow. Grand Canyon lookout!
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  • Day2

    Mt Rushmore, South Dakota

    July 25 in the United States

    First Stop - Mt Rushmore KOA Resort..with the mountains in the backdrop it’s reported to be one of the most posh campsites the World. The beauty of the Black Hills exceeded all expectations and the KOA lives up to all the hype. It is 180 acres with campsites and cabins, two pools, a restaurant, wine shop, ATV’s, horses and is a Disney Land for kids with bballl, volleyball, water slides, etc. Only a 5-hour drive from Denver makes us wonder why we waited so long to visit. And the light show at Mt Rushmore was moving. Donna learned some history 😳😳.Read more

  • Day168

    Mt. Rushmore

    June 6 in the United States

    Die sind fertig. Die Präsis. Der Indianer braucht noch 100 Jahre.

    Das Mount Rushmore National Memorial ist ein 1941 fertiggestelltes Denkmal, das aus monumentalen Porträtköpfen der vier bis zur Zeit seiner Erstellung als am bedeutendsten und symbolträchtigsten geltenden US-Präsidenten besteht. Jedes Porträt ist 18 m hoch. Dargestellt sind von links nach rechts die Präsidenten George Washington (1. US-Präsident), Thomas Jefferson (3.), Theodore Roosevelt (26.) und Abraham Lincoln (16.). Vor dem Denkmal sind Ausschnitte aus berühmten Reden der vier Präsidenten auf Schrifttafeln zu lesen. Das Mount-Rushmore-Nationaldenkmal wird auch als Shrine of Democracy (Heiligenschrein der Demokratie) bezeichnet. Die Lakota-Indianer sehen das Monument hingegen als Entweihung ihres heiligen Berges an.Read more

  • Day142

    Dakota du sud

    August 21, 2017 in the United States

    La route que j'ai prise pour quitter Yellowstone, m'a fait passé par le Montana et le nord ouest du Wyoming. C'était de toutes beauté! Sans même être dans un parc, j'ai vu plusieurs serres, des antilopes, un orignal, et des bergers à cheval comme des vrais cowboys avec un troupeau de moutons en pleine rue! Les montagnes étaient magnifique! Et vraiment une surprise!

    La vanne a moins aimée les côtes dans la chaleur. La dernière chaine de montagne nous a fait passé à 9666 pieds d'altitude! Nous nous trouvons maintenant sur du plat, même très plat! Le paysage me fait penser aux prairies canadienne.

    Je suis passé voir Mount Rushmore. Je dis bien "passé", car le stationnement coûtait 10$... J'ai été trop gratteuse pour ça ;) C'est plus que certain camping, pour prendre quelques photos seulement. Mais j'ai passé presque toute la journée de l'éclipse dans les Badlands. Wow! Quel paysage étrange! C'était beau, mais laid en même temps. Les montagnes sont belles de loin, mais quand tu t'approche tu réalise que ce n'est que de la boue qui se défait.

    J'ai aussi remarqué à quel point ça fait longtemps que je suis partie. Lors de mon départ les fleures et les arbres bougonnaient. Là, ce sont les fruits et/ou les graines qui ont remplacé les fleurs. Quel changement!

    J'en ai aussi assez de visiter. J'en ai assez vu. Je dois digérer tout ça. Là c'est de la route, beaucoup de route pour rentrer à la maison!!!
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  • Day7

    Traveling To Wall, SD

    June 27, 2017 in the United States

    After leaving Sioux Falls we drove to Wall. Here we saw Wall Drug (and about a hundred billboards along the way for it). However, on the way, there were dark clouds. When looking at the weather forecast, it was decided we would stop and wait out the storm. The forecast was for 70mph wind gust, quarter sized hail, and tornado possibilities. We found a cute little store where the owner was very nice and kept the kids entertained. All was good. We made it to Wall and the kids were tired. Homemade pie and ice cream for dinner. Drove another 10 miles and slept at a rest area.Read more

  • Day23

    Day 23 - Make It Monumental!

    September 30, 2016 in the United States

    There was one objective today. To see Mount Rushmore. We had breakfast and then had a quick look around Wall before we were going to head off for the 90 minute car journey to get there. A friendly shop assistant asked us our plans today and she said today was the annual round up of bison at the Custer Park which is right next to the monument. She said at least 20 000 people would be there and advised not going. This was the first potential spanner in the works this trip as we had planned to get back on the road tomorrow in the opposite direction. We also had no idea what else we would do in Wall all day if we did not go. We went back to the motel for Internet access to check out this round up. The round up even made the local news. It did specify that it was mainly a morning event and we just decided to go anyway.

    Turned out fine in the end. We did not encounter any traffic going there or on the other side of the road. Mount Rushmore itself is impressively imposing and the visitor centre had the usual facts about the Presidents in front of us. I'll admit I didn't realise Theodore Roosevelt was one of them. After taking a few photos it began to drizzle and it felt like the right time to leave. On our descent, there is a small town called Keystone. It clearly existed to serve the building of Mount Rushmore and has a kitsch appeal with a long arcade on one side of the road with a saloon amongst other stores. Alice and I had a coffee a bit further up the road and then leisurely made our way back to Wall.

    We added some more excitement to the day by visiting Walmart on the way, ensuring we had snacks and supplies for the long drive tomorrow.

    When we got back we had an early dinner and an early night. We had hit the Wall! (I know, these puns are getting worse)

    Song of the Day:
    Presidents of the United States - Peaches
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  • Day72

    Take Me Back To The Black Hills...

    July 27, 2016 in the United States

    (apparently it's a song...)

    Seeing as we ended up in the Wonderful Wind Cave National Park (to avoid the $20 entry fee, $21 camping, $7.70 reservation PLUS $2 phone fee for Custer SP) we thought we might as well spend the morning exploring the cave below our feet. It was pretty different from the 2 big cave systems we have visited so far, with some incredible box formations and not really any stalagmites/tites as it was submerged then dried out.

    From there we drove the Needles Highway through the Black Hills of South Dakota, which was just incredible for the herds of bison on the road, massive big dark rock formations and road cut through tiny one-lane tunnels.

    Crazy Horse monument was just around the corner and from what we had heard from others was definitely worth a visit. Mount Rushmore is a few miles down the road and the Native Americans wanted to demonstrate that they had heroes too (and the feds refused to add to Rushmore) so wanted to build something bigger and better. Its so big they have been going at it for about 75 years and they have only just got his face done, let alone the rest of him and the horse. It was still pretty impressive so remind me to come back in another life when it's finally finished.
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  • Day29

    Badlands Nationalpark

    June 6 in the United States

    Nach dem Abschied von Simon standen über 600 km auf unserem Plan und wir fuhren sogar noch weiter, da uns die erste Übernachtungsmöglichkeit nicht sonderlich zusagte. Fast 12 h Autofahrt durch eine scheinbar unendliche Weite aus Feldern und Wiesen. Zivilisation - Fehlanzeige. Der Tag war wirklich anstregend und demotivierend. Der Folgende sollte uns doch von den meisten Qualen des Vortages entschädigen. Wir waren nämlich an dem Punkt angekommen, an dem sich die Landschaft South Dacotas schlagartig ändert. Kurz hinter unserem Rastplatz begann der Badlands National Park! Ein wirklich beindruckender Flecken Erde. Canyonartig umranden Sandsteinklippen ein hügeliges Grasland, das neben Bergziegen, Widdern und Präriehunde auch Koyoten und vor allem Bisons beherbergt. Über einen ScenicHighway ging es durch das beeindruckende Sandsteingebirge, bevor es dann über eine Schotterpiste 20 km zu unserem Camplatz ging. Allein die Fahrt war atemberaubend.
    Der Campingplatz war schlicht, jedoch sehr sauber und wunderschön gelegen. Nachdem wir die Landschaft drumherum noch zu Fuß erkundet und Hilde bettfertig gemacht haben, mussten wir dann doch zwei Mal hinschauen, als plötzlich ein ausgewachsener Bisonbulle an Hilde vorbeischlenderte und sich in aller Ruhe zwischen den Autos und Zelten zu erst an einem Holzpfahl kratzte und dann seelenruhig und durch nichts gestört für eine halbe Stunde auf der Zeltwiese grasste. Ein wirklich sehr sehr cooles Erlebnis!
    Nachts gab es mal wieder ein Gewitter. Die Blitze im Sekundentakt wirkten wie Strobolicht und die Regentropfen waren so groß wie Euromünzen - alles ein bisschen extremer in diesem Land! Am nächsten Tag überlegten wir lange noch eine Nacht zu bleiben, aber es liegen noch so viele Kilometer und so viele schöne Ziele vor uns, dass wir uns dann doch auf den Weg machten. Zum Abschied beehrte uns sogar der Bisonbulle vom Vortag nochmal mit seiner Anwesenheit. Den Badlands Nationalpark, den wir gar nicht so wirklich auf dem Schirm hatten, können wir nur wärmstens empfehlen!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Pennington County, مقاطعة بنينغتون, Пенингтън, পেনিংটন কাউন্টি, Condado de Pennington, Penningtoni maakond, Pennington konderria, شهرستان پنینگتن، داکوتای جنوبی, Comté de Pennington, Pennington megye, Փենինգտոն շրջան, Contea di Pennington, ペニントン郡, Pennington Kūn, Hrabstwo Pennington, پیننگٹن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Pennington, Пеннингтон, Округ Пенингтон, Пеннінґтон, پینینگٹن کاؤنٹی، جنوبی ڈکوٹا, Quận Pennington, Condado han Pennington, 彭寧頓縣

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