Iron Mountain Road – It’s the Journey not the Destination

Keystone, South Dakota.

What’s so special about that tunnel in the opening photo that would cause a perfectly normal person to stand in the roadway to take a photo (and for someone to stand behind her to take another photo?) Look closely inside the tunnel. Here, I’ll help you. Check the photo below using my zoom lens. Continue reading

Mount Rushmore – The President’s Mountain

Keystone, South Dakota.

Every year, more than three million people visit the President’s Mountain nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This year, Lynn and I will be counted as two who have again stopped by. Many people know of Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor of the almost million dollar project that was completed in 1941. However, according to an article linked below, the idea came from Doane Robinson as an attraction to draw people to South Dakota. The idea was obviously a giant success. Continue reading