Day 2 here in Hill City, South Dakota and it is getting hotter. Today we were close to 94 degrees, but that didn’t feel un-bearable. This morning we went to an “All you can eat” breakfast of pancakes. They have a large tent set up behind the office of the campground in which they serve up these great pancakes every morning. The first helping was 3 large pancakes, and I can’t remember when I was able to finish a plate of 3…hell, here it was easy and I went back for more. One of the best I’ve had (not quite as good as those I get at home).
Before it got too hot, we headed up to see the presidents at Mount Rushmore. You can see the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but until you have a chance to see them in person, you haven’t really seen them. As they looking down on you from above, you are taken back with the history each of them represents for us in this country and how many people come to see them to personally reflect themselves. The visitor complex here is also well done. They have you moving in with your car or motor homes, easily finding a parking place, and walking the Plaza of State Flags as you approach the monument…very nicely done.
A couple of hours at the memorial and then we went to see the towns of Keystone and Hill City before heading back to catch up on a couple of loads of laundry. Tonight we went back to the tent and enjoyed a Buffalo Hamburger, potato salad and baked bean dinner…very good, I must say.