It is a beautiful summer day with clear blue skies as I leave Rapid City Airport. I am on my way down Highway 16W to the town of Keystone in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Keystone is known as the gateway to Mt. Rushmore.
A main street lined with shops and restaurants provides a good opportunity for a stroll before I settle down for a tasty pulled pork sandwich.
It is not long after leaving Keystone that America's First President comes into view.
Had I been able to take in a Park Ranger lead hike maybe the $11 entrance fee would have been more worthwhile.
Back on the road I get another impressive glimpse of Mt. Rushmore. This time, I think I see a bit of resemblance between old George and myself.
Wow, he was actually one handsome dude!