Four Rock-Solid Presidents

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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At last we've found it...

Flag of United States  , South Dakota
Saturday, May 28, 2011

We both slept in today.  The next door neighbors were a bit noisy first off.  Then we had the electric blanket reversed... Finally I was able to doze off and enter the land of whatever.

We got up and started slowly.  Shorty has his passenger side headlight out, so I checked it out and checked his oil.  Then we took off.

The monument is located just above Keystone, a touristy little town.  In order to enter the Monument, you first must go through a toll gate of sorts and give the nice girl some money.  She had a great smile, so I didn't object.  We parked and then started looking.

The monument was started about 1927 and completed in 1941, just in time for World War II.  There are four presidents represented.  I'll let you look at the photos to identify them.  We did the president's trail and got several pictures, which I haven't edited yet.  A nice east Indian girl offered to reciprocate and take our photo, after I did the same for them. They are from Minneapolis and on a long weekend visiting.  There were numerous Indians there, which I find is common along our route. One of the guys of the group took our photo and inadvertently re-set some of the parameters in my camera.  It took me a while to get it straightened out.  

We decided we're just about "touristed-out", so went back to Rapid City and found a Kmart.  It's part of a de-briefing process, I believe. We both really need to get back home, albeit for different reasons.

I really enjoy driving Shorty, better than the Subaru, in traffic.  Shorty demands more attention from motorists.  I love that.

This being the big pre-summer weekend, there are touristers, as I call them, everywhere.  It's quite quiet here in camp, however.  Lynnie is out for a walk and I'm doing what I do.  I'll edit the pictures now and upload them and see what you think.  
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