Day 4: Mount Rushmore!

We left Bozeman on Monday (18th of July) and headed to Buffalo, Wyoming (a five-hour drive) and spent the night there. The next day we headed out to see Mount Rushmore!

As we stared at the perfectly sculpted faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, we marveled at how such a feat had been accomplished. The sculptor, Gotzum Borglum spent fourteen years (1927—1941) with the help of over 400 workers, sculpting this memorial to the history of the USA. And now here we were over 70 years later staring at this monumental work of art along with hundreds of other tourists. This place gets over three million visitors each year from all over the world. We were particularly impressed by how clean and well organized the whole national park was, and the staff was very kind and friendly. You could tell they enjoy what they do. We highly recommend visiting Mount Rushmore!

Maiya was delighted to see the faces of the presidents carved on the side of a rocky mountain. She gleefully asked for our camera and snapped away. Carina, on the other hand, had a furrowed brow and a confused look as she pointed at the faces on the mountain and said, “There’s a man in there…” Even if she’s not able to appreciate it now, one day she’ll be glad to say that she’s been to Mount Rushmore :)