Rise and shine for an early start taking route 16A north to Mount Rushmore. I rounded a sharp bend to sight a bison herd of perhaps a hundred with their calves. What a fun drive: up the mtn., down the mtn., switchbacks into forest and then prairie. As you approach closer to Mt. Rushmore steering around curves you pass thru one-lane tunnels with signs honk before entering. Then hustle back into the forests and in a little while more granite peaks pop-up.
Another curve and there was a distant view of THE mountain. The closer I approached the more impressive it became. Mt. Rushmore has an outstanding flag entrance with an immediately view of the four guys. This national monument definitely rated a WOW!
A walk around the town of Custer and a stop for a wine tasting at an Oregon outlet for Naked Winery. Loved their opening line as you walk in “Would you like to get naked.”
For dinner cooked steak and baked potato w/ butter and sour cream over a camp fire, nice hot tea and finished with my wine.