Mt. Rushmore Blog

John and I took a road trip from California to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. We left on September 6th and returned in October. We blogged the trip creating entries for each day. Although the trip is now history, you can relive it through our blog.

Trip Planning

Right now we are still in the planning stages of the road trip. I am using online software from 

Prius Counting

A few days ago John and I came up with the idea of counting Prii while we are on our road trip. …

Mt Rushmore Segment

The first segment of our trip will take us to Mt Rushmore. We plan to spend a few days in Salt Lake …

Colorado Segment

Upon leaving Mt Rushmore and the Badlands, we plan to make our way south to Colorado. We will be …

Utah Segment

Our trip through Utah will include a number of national parks and monuments. There is a lot to see …

Rethinking the First Segment

We’ve been rethinking the first segment of our trip and are considering a more northern route initially. …

Adding Panoramas

Only a few more days before we depart, and we are busy getting all the important things taken care …

We're Off!

The trip is finally here and we are off and roaming. We made it from Petaluma to Medford, OR today. …

Crater Lake

This morning we drove to Crater Lake National Park and took a leisurely drive around the rim. It …

Mt St Helens & the Columbia River Gorge

After a quick breakfast in the room and a trip to the local Starbucks, we drove to Mount St Helens. …

Post Falls, ID

Today we made our way from The Dalles, OR up to Post Falls, ID. It was about a 300 mile drive through …

Coeur d'Alene

Today was a day of relaxation and a day we spent with our friend Joe and his family. He was a coworker …

Adding Stereoscopic Images

Today we are introducing stereoscopic images to the web site. John has been taking photos with the …

Big Sky, MT

Today was all about driving. We left Post Falls around 9:30 after spending some last minute time …

Yellowstone National Park

Today we got up at 6:00 so we could get on the road to Yellowstone as soon as possible. We only …

Grand Teton National Park

We got up at 6:00 again this morning so we could get an early start on our visit to Grand Teton …

Yellowstone to Sheridan, WY

We had a bit of a rough night in the new hotel room. We liked the room well enough, but the new …

Mount Rushmore!

Well, we finally made it all the way to Mt Rushmore! We left Sheridan, WY about 9:00 this morning …

Crazy Horse Memorial

Today we visited the Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, SD. Both of us were looking forward to seeing …

Black Hills to Denver

We did the big long drive from Hill City, SD to Denver, CO today. It really is not all that far, …

Adding "Places" Navigation

The web site for the road trip is getting large enough that I have decided to add a way to navigate …

Wyoming Photos Added

I just published a couple of photos that we took during our stay in West Yellowstone, MT and the …

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

We have the next three days to play in Denver before heading to central Colorado to visit my parents.

More Panoramas Available

I’ve just added a number of new panoramas. Go to the panorama page to check them out. I have rearranged …

A Day With Friends

Today we went to Littleton to visit Lenora and Kerry. I have apparently known Lenora since my parents …

Boulder & Nederland

Today was a free and unplanned day, so we decided to take a short trip and spend the rest of the …

Mesa Anttero & St. Elmo

We had a couple of issues with the hotel between last night and this morning. I won’t dwell on them, …

Silver Cliff, CO

This morning my dad made his famous “animal pancakes” for breakfast. These were a tradition for …

Durango, CO

Today we woke up to clear skies and a beautiful sunrise. The Prius was  covered with about 1/2” …

Chaffee County Photos Added

I have just added some of the photos taken in Chaffe County. These include some of the photos taken …

Silverton, CO

Today we drove from Durango to Silverton to spend some time in the town and check out the museum …

Durango / Silverton Railroad

Today John and I rode the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from Silverton to Durango. We …

Moab, UT

Today we got up at the usual time (7:00 am) and grabbed our complimentary breakfast before checking …

Calendar Page Added

I have just added a new page to the web site. I call it the “Calendar” page, and on that page you …

Silverton Panoramas Added

I have just added a number of panoramas taken in the Durango & Silverton area to the web site. The …

Arches & Canyonlands

Today was a full day of touring, but we did not have to drive. We got two half-day tours from Tag-…

More Arches!

We decided last night that we wanted to spend some more time in Arches National Park. While the …

Capitol Reef

Today we visited Capitol Reef National Park, which was about 1 mile from our hotel room in Torrey. …

More Photos & Panoramas Added

For those of you that are interested, I just added a panorama from Arches National Park and a couple …

Trip Logistics Added

For the past few days I have been working on an addition to the web site that is intended to offer …

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Family History Library

This morning we checked out of the hotel around 9:30. Our goal now is to get home and both of us …

We're Home!

Today we made the final journey from Winnemucca, NV to Petaluma, CA. Although it was a fabulous trip, …


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