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Marked one off the travel bucket list this week. Mount Rushmore is everything I heard it would be, and more. MUCH more.

I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s because what our country and countrymen are going through (and have BEEN through) but it was quite the emotional experience for me.

Mount Rushmore

Got some good close-ups too:

And some extreme closeups:

Washington
Jefferson
Roosevelt
Lincoln
Me doing a live video in front of the monument ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The Meaning of Mount Rushmore

The four American Presidents carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore were chosen by the sculptor to commemorate the founding, growth, preservation, and development of the United States. They symbolize the principles of liberty and freedom on which the nation was founded. George Washington signifies the struggle for independence and the birth of the Republic; Thomas Jefferson the territorial expansion of the country; Abraham Lincoln the permanent union of the States, and equality for all citizens, and Theodore Roosevelt, the 20th century role of the United States in world affairs and the rights of common man.

Youโ€™ll find the details of how the monument came to be in the gallery/museum/theatre across from Mount Rushmore
Whatโ€™s used to protect and maintain
Gutzon Borglum the artist, at work
Part 1
Part 2
Your first look will most likely be from the Highway leading up to the monument โ€ฆ itโ€™s positively THRILLING
Thereโ€™s currently construction ๐Ÿšง
but the construction wonโ€™t affect your enjoyment

Well, I did my best to bring the Mount Rushmore experience TO you. Have you been? Are you planning to go? My family and I cannot wait to go back. There is SO much to see & do in South Dakota!

the obligatory selfie ๐Ÿ˜‰
our happy girl ๐Ÿ˜
thatโ€™s our Airstream being photobombed by George ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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