Day 8, 6/6/15
Weather: Very overcast in the morning changing to heavy rain and strong thunderstorms in the afternoon. The evening was clear. Temperatures were in the 70s.
Right after breakfast, we drove through the Black Hills to Keystone, SD. A steep drive up the winding mountain road brought us to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. With the weather looking quite threatening, it was wonderful to see how many people were there to visit this site. It is also pleasant to have the opportunity to again meet new people such as the young family from southwestern New Jersey.
My reaction to seeing the memorial for the second time was of the imagination, strength, and determination of effective leadership given by these four presidents at different critical periods of time in our country’s history.
It appears to us that this part of our country is susceptible to frequently changing weather. It was only about two hours after we arrived that a dark sky began to appear coming over the black hills. Along with the heavy down-pours came the accompanying lightning. Needless to say, we were drenched when we made a retreat to where the RV was parked.
On the way back to the camp grounds, we could not pass up the opportunity to stop in Keystone to see what this old historic town had to offer in the shops along its one main street.
We returned to our home site and spent the rest of the day and evening relaxing. We are planning to leave tomorrow morning for the “Big Sky” country, Montana.