(Mostly) fun times in South Dakota (if you discount the rain on the 4th of July, the rat that shared our cabin, and a 3 a.m.-pneumonia trip to the E.R.)
Mount Rushmore was cold, rainy, foggy, and wet- for 14 of the 16 hours we stayed reserving our spot for the infamous fireworks. They ended up being a bust.
So we took pictures with the miniature "Mount Rushmore" until we could convince the kids that this little statue wasn't what we traveled all this way to see.
There were A LOT of people. Rumor has it they wouldn't let anyone else in after 30,000 people.
The skies finally cleared for a few hours, and it was amazing. A crazy day, but worth it.
While in this part of the country, we had some nice picnics outside enjoying nature.