Wednesday 12 January 2000
Highlights: Mt Rushmore, Custer Park.
We managed to visit Mt Rushmore today, it only took a taxi ride to Stargis, a bus ride to Rapid City and a short term car rental to get there. Driving in the USA takes some getting used to (right side of the road) but I had some experience from my 1998 trip. Jon got to experience this for the first time and did quite well.
Mt Rushmore features four USA Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt who all greatly contributed to the development of USA including guiding their countries during times of war. The enormous size of the cravings is overwhelming. It took 14 years to complete 1927 to 1941.
We also managed a quick visit to Custer Park, although we didn’t see any buffalo we did see other wild life. This included the begging donkeys.
Returning to Rapid City we then caught the 4.30 pm bus to Santa Fe (via a number of stops).