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Our Trip to Mount Rushmore

ACR_1491mt Isn't it a beautiful sight?

It was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, off and on, from 1927 to 1941.  He died in 1941 and his son Lincoln worked on it another seven months.  On October 31, 1941 he stopped construction on the sculpture.

ACR_1488mt The entrance to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  It was a beautiful entrance.  As you can see, it was quite crowded.  There were people from all over the world.  There were even people from the town where I was born. 

ACR_1492mt After walking through the entrance we see a bust of Gutzon Borglum sculpted by his son, Lincoln. 

ACR_1501mt We walked under all the state flags.

ACR_1493mt Until we found our state flag, Oklahoma.

ACR_1495mt Each pillar was engraved with the state name, and when it was admitted to the Union.  It was really a cool entrance way to the main attraction.

ACR_1491mt It was a beautiful sight, and if you have the chance you really should go see this National Memorial.

We left there with our sights set on Montana. As we drove along we came across this little tunnel, for lack of a better word.  I thought it was pretty, and snapped a photo as we drove toward it.  Thank goodness it turned out so you could see it too.

As for me, I am feeling great! They gave me a shot in the hospital to help get my cell counts up, and they plan on giving me the same shot after each chemo treatment.  Hopefully, this should keep me from having the same trouble as before.  Praying that this next time goes a little smoother.

I'm working on a post about my chemo.  Just wait till you see the photos! 🙂


Road Trip – June 2011


Last week we hit the road for a long overdue week long vacation.  Just me and McD.  We started planning this vacation back in March or April, and we were planning on taking the trip in July.  In April life threw us a curveball, so in May we decided to just take the trip a month early.   I am so glad that we did!

We were cruising down the road when we came upon this group of bikers.  My Dad had a chopper back in the day, and these guys made me think of  him.  We were in Nebraska going North to South Dakota, and just figured that these guys were headed to Sturgis, SD.  Who knows whether they did or not, but it sounded good at the time.

These guys were from Nebraska, that is where the bikes were tagged, so they didn't have to travel as far as we had but, can you imagine driving down the road with your arms over your head?  I can't. It just doesn't look comfortable to me. 

We traveled to nine states in seven days.

Kansas – Nebraska – South Dakota – Wyoming – Montana – Idaho – Utah – Colorado – Oklahoma

We went to Mount Rushmore, Little Big Horn, The Top of the World, Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, and Grand Junction, CO.  I will be sharing photos and stories throughout the weeks to come. 

I would like to thank everyone for their travel tips!  I wish we could have done all of the things people suggested.  Monie suggested that we float the Snake River, but all of the rivers were high.  We didn't see anyone on the rivers.  We didn't have time to do everything, but we have decided that this was just a trial run and we will go back when we have time to do more.


Threes – Part 1

I'm not sure why we say things come in threes, but I hear it all the time.

With that being said, this is part 1 of three posts today.  I don't know why.  I just felt like catching up over here.  I've been neglecting the ACR blog lately, and I don't like it a bit.

We are planning our vacation.  We hardly ever get to take a vacation.  We do travel, but it is normally business or to see the kids.  This is going to be a real vacation.  Sight-seeing, camping, and the whole tourist thing will be happening.  I hope to get some beautiful photos, have funny stories to share, and some fun tweets along the way. 

Here's where I ask for a little guidance from you guys.

Have you ever been to Mt. Rushmore? Yellowstone National Park? Grand Tetons?

Any suggestions on things we MUST see? Where we really should eat? Stops along the way that regular tourists might not know to look for?

I am trying to travel to each state before I take my last breath, and this trip is going to knock a few of them off of my list.  Now to just decide where to go after I finish chemo. :)  That would be a reason for celebration, don't ya think?