Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WW: Mount Rushmore {Linky}

I went to Mount Rushmore some when I was a kid. I have an uncle that lives in South Dakota. It's been a long time since I've been there. I never knew about the path where you walk pretty much right in front of it!

The moment we got into South Dakota Mica wanted to see Mount Rushmore. We didn't know if you could go an evening with their parking pass, and come back the next day. The answer to that is yes you can!

I took tons of photos, and went through to edit.

They have a lot of hiking spots, as well as stop and view areas.



This is what we could see at this viewing area. A side view of George Washington.


Here's Mount Rushmore:



When you hike right underneath it, this is what you see.


 Meet George Washington


Meet Thomas Jefferson


Meet Theodore Roosevelt


Meet Abraham Lincoln


 A study done before Mount Rushmore was carved.

Here's a close up of some eyes. They actually have stone pegs coming out of the eyes to give an illusion that there is a reflection.


Here's a few of a trail we went on. We went hiking during the day, and to view the lighting at night. We all love the hiking. With the light show Isaak fell asleep before it began, and Mica kept asking when it was going to start; even after it was going on. I think it's cool to see the light show for adults, but it gets pretty late for kids.


Have you been to Mount Rushmore? 
What's your favorite president?

Mica kept trying to remember all our presidents. He called our current one Marack Obama. Daddy and I giggled.







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41 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

You certainly got some great shots Alissa! That is an awesome structure! I have heard about it and seen pictures but your pictures are the best I have seen. Thanks for hosting.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Awesome photos and great close-up! Always wanted to go there!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

THOSE ARE AMAZING PHOTOS!!! I loved the close-ups a ton, but the best is the one of your boys wrestling in their pose, hahahaha.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Amazing pictures,wow I would so love to visit :)

Aleksandra Nearing said...

It is on my bucket list of places to visit. Awesome photos! I bet the country is gorgeous around there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautufl pictures!

stevebethere said...

Amazing I would love to go there love the photo's :-)

Joyce Lansky said...

Great photos. This is one of those places I've never seen but have always wanted to see.

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Ai Sakura said...

You took brilliant shots of it! It's on my bucket list too.. so excited to know about the good trails there.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Those are awesome shots.

Kristi Maloney said...

Definitely beautiful photos! Would love to visit Mt. Rushmore someday.

Amanda McCusker said...

What great pictures! That looks like an amazing trips!

NYCSingleMom said...

It is only list of places to visit and hoping next year we get to go

Faythe M.A said...

I have never been. but the beauty & scale amazes me.
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OrangeHeroMama said...

VERY COOOOL!
My daughter(8) and I were just talking about Mt Rushmore the other night!
Would LOVE to go see!

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mail4rosey said...

You got a ton of gorgeous pictures!!! I'd love to go someday. My in-laws are there right this second. :)

Evelyn said...

I've never been, but judging from your amazing photos, I bet it's just awe inspiring to be there!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Awww, that one of the boys hugging is precious! Magnificent Mount Rushmore captures, too.

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Veronica Lee said...

Visiting Mount Rushmore is on my bucket list, A! WOW!!! Awesome, awesome captures!

Deborah Coombs said...

I would love to visit there and see it in person. Such an awesome structure.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I went when I was a child, and isn't it just the most fantastic thing? The time and work that went into that is just astounding.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I would love to see this place for myself!

Simply Delicious said...

Wonderful pics.

moni said...

Hello,
I've never been, but it's first on my to-do-list!!!
Thanks for your wonderful close up shots!
Wish you a nice Wednesday
moni

Masshole Mommy said...

I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore in real life.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

These are excellent photos. I've never been there, but now I feel like I have!

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Robin said...

So cool. I'd love to visit someday. Those eyes really are amazing, so thoughtful looking.

Dee said...

I have never been! I think we will do this once my kids are a little older - I plan on traveling a little more with my littles than I did as a child!

Z said...

one of the bset wordless wednesday pics!
Great!!!

Z said...

actually they are twins;) {In my blog}

Stacy Uncorked said...

Wow! You got really amazing shots! I want to go back - when we were there last summer there were low hanging clouds (shrouding the presidents) and it was drizzly so we couldn't do a hike. Maybe on our way out West this year we'll stop again and play longer! :)

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posh said...

I've always wanted to see that.

alex said...

we've never been, but it's on our list to visit for next summer!

alissa apel said...

I didn't mean to delete this one:

I always looking at this, it's kind of like how did they get all of that carved into stone.

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Maryann D. said...

Wow, what fantastic photos! I want to go there now. I really like the hugging pictures too!
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My Journey With Candida said...

I have never been here but would love to go.

Maggie said...

Awesome photos!

Rina said...

Never been there but heard about it alot. Amazing sculpture indeed!

Jessica Fiorillo said...

I am so sure that this trip has made a lasting impression. May not realize it now but as they become older they will remember. I do! Thanks for sharing, Jessica @ feedmedearly.com

Karren Haller said...

You got some great photos, we took our kids there when they were young. It was a great experience, camped all the way there and back from Utah. Thanks for stopping by OMH this week.

Theresa said...

I would love to see that in person! You got some great shots too :)

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