"All of us are watchers of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway, but few are observers.
Everyone is looking not many are seeing." Peter Leschak

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

South Dakota

The Badlands, South Dakota
Crazy Horse Memorial
What Crazy Horse will look like when completed

Mt. Rushmore
Different view of Mt. Rushmore

Buffalo Roaming on Wildlife Loop Road

This one got away from the herd and was meandering among cabins.

Harney Peak Lookout Tower
View from Harney Peak, Elevation 7,242

Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park

This summer our family took a road trip to South Dakota and Wyoming.  Mt. Rushmore has been on our bucket list for several years.  We stayed in the town of Custer which was close to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park.  The above photos were a few our favorite places in South Dakota.  The view from Harney Peak was worth the seven mile hike to get there.  Sylvan Lake is where a scene from the movie National Treasure 2 was filmed.  It is the place Nicholas Cage sticks his hand in the rock with the eagle symbol on it.  I think we found the rock, but no eagle (Hollywood magic).  We also had our best meal on the whole trip at the Sylvan Lake Lodge.  It was so good we ate there twice.  If you've ever been to South Dakota please feel free to comment on your favorite places.   Now we just need to get to Yellowstone and Yosemite one these days. 

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