Our second day in South Dakota was the 4th! We knew that Rushmore would likely be packed for the holiday and for their fair/special events so we headed out early to beat the crowds. In an odd mix of history and marketing, this was the first thing we learned:
Having been indoctrinated by TJ facts at UVA, this was a new one for both of us! We then headed down the avenue of flags:
It involved a dance for some reason:
Custer put on a great little fireworks show. We headed up to the "hill" in town and had a great view.
And speaking of dancing, this video has been on my phone for a while. It was ALL Matthew's idea and totally suprised me when I looked over and he was dancing with Catherine so gently.