Slowly conquering the Black Hills.
We had to come up with some alternate plans for today since we didn't accomplish everything we had wanted to yesterday. The moms were convinced we could just add a few things into our itinerary without a problem. What were we thinking?
We made Mount Rushmore our first priority. There was a very strong possibility of a mutiny if we didn't get the kids there immediately. It was a welcomed surprise when we rounded a curve and the Presidents popped into view. It was a definite sense of accomplishment to be close enough to see them. We enjoyed our time at Mount Rushmore. We tried to relate the size discrepancies between Rushmore and Crazy Horse. It is hard to believe that all four of the presidents' heads would fit into the space of Crazy Horse's head. When completed, Crazy Horse will be magnificent.
Guess who was starving when we left Mt. Rushmore? All four of the kids. Keystone was definitely the closest town to get them fed. Grizzly's was where we ended up eating lunch. The food was delicious. Another round of bacon cheeseburgers.
Leslie and Lori were determined to find Iron Mountain Road and see the begging burros. We found it today, and still don't have the slightest clue how we missed it yesterday. Maybe it was because the whole time we thought we were on the Wildlife loop, for a lot of it, we weren't. The kids are convinced we were lost yesterday. We weren't lost, only slightly misplaced. We found the begging burros. More accurately, they found us. By standing in the middle of the road and refusing to budge. They came right up to the car windows looking for food. At one point we had three of their heads all the way inside the car. Definitely a hit with the kids. It was declared the most fun part so far of our trip.
We managed to make it out of Custer State park today without incident and back to the hotel. What we accomplished today was only the completion of yesterday's itinerary. We never did get to anything on today's list. It looks like we'll be spending another night in South Dakota.