Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pictures at last!!!

Today we arrived in South Dakota.  We visited Crazy Horse memorial and Mt. Rushmore, which were amazing!  Crazy Horse was very unique, mostly because it's not completed yet.  But when it is finished, it will hopefully be a collosal statue of the Indian Crazy Horse, riding his steed and pointing to his land.  Right now though, it's just a huge rock with Crazy Horse's face, which is 87 feet high.  The original sculpter, Korczak Ziolkowski, began carving out of the mountain in 1948, and his wife and ten children have followed in his footsteps and completing his dream.  I hope I live to see the day it is finished, but nobody knows when that day will be.  They are far from completion.  But with God, all things are possible!  I wonder if the Ziolkowski family knows that...

Mt. Rushmore was, of course, awesome.  It was sunny when we first arrived, overcast later, and eventually rained, so we got a lot of different views and pictures of the massive granite monument.  It is a great thing to see, that four great presidents of the past are ever with us, and may we never forget the signifigance of their faces set in stone.

As promised, here at last are pictures of the trip so far:

Sunrise over Mono Lake

Driving through Utah

The long road ahead in WY

Passing time

South Dakota at last

Crazy Horse



1 comment:

  1. love the pics, Haley!!!!!! So cool! Beautiful!