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South Dakota

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  • Day17

    Mount Rushmore and Minuteman

    October 24 in the United States

    How mad or ambitious you would have to be to decide to take up the position of sculpting four heads of some very familiar presidents out of a mountain.
    The over achiever Gutzon Borglum gave it a go and didn’t do too bad a job either considering he used jackhammers and dynamite.
    Jackhammers you would feel fairly comfortable with on that scale but dynamite, I’de worry you would end up with president no nose.
    Anyone who remembers cracker night will remember the preceding weeks before and the unpredictability of the attempts that were made blowing up stuff with bungers, even on that small scale nothing went to plan, many of us still bear the scars.
    So we’re impressed, to be able get a likeness on that scale and make sure the four presidents have all their facial features where they should be is remarkable, there is no half an ear or a cracked eyeball lying halfway down the mountain.

    These founding fathers could never imagine they nearly got their rock heads blown off by rockets a number of times but if you read the list of the near misses at the Minuteman Missile Historic Site that is what could have happened.
    It was clever stuff. One instance was someone put in a training tape of a nuclear attack and every idiot who had their finger on the button thought it was for real.
    Another time the Russians early warning system told them the Americans had launched a nuclear attack but luckily that day someone with brains was on duty and delayed retaliation.
    He was later highly awarded and at one time he was a guest of the United States where they did a tour of the Minuteman Silos for him, there’s proof Americans don’t get irony. Instead they should have shown him Mount Rushmore and said “there still there because of you”.
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  • Day3

    Panorama Route im Rocky Mountains Nation

    June 30 in the United States

    Eine Fantastische Route über den West Eingang in den Park zu unserem Campground in den Rockies. Wir sind mit dem Camper auf über 3700 müM gefahren. (Ist höher als das Junfrau Joch). Wir hatten zwar kein Schnee mehr aber da wir schlecht Wetter hatten war es richtig kalt. Leider gibt es zurzeit nicht mehr BilderRead more

  • Day73

    Black Hills in South Dakota

    May 13, 2017 in the United States

    Mit Carley und Avalon ging es zum Abschluss nach South Dakota. Eigentlich stand dieser Staat nicht auf meiner Reiseroute, aber ich bin froh, dass Carley mich eingeladen hat.
    Wir haben uns den Wildlife Loop, den Cluster State Park, den Needles Highway, den Black Hills State Forest, Mount Rushmore und Old Macdonald's Farm angesehen.Read more

  • Day6

    Mount Rushmore

    July 3 in the United States

    Den Hype über Mount Rushmore verstehen wir nicht

  • 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.

  • 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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