Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Day 9 - Cody, Wyoming and the trip to Mt. Rushmore

We woke up early this morning and decided to have breakfast at the historic Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming.  The Irma Hotel is Buffalo Bill's favorite hotel, what he called "the sweetest hotel."  We had a nice breakfast buffet, then did a tour of the hotel. 

I loved this semi-creepy elk painting hanging in the stairway.

After that, we had a long trek to our next destination, Mt. Rushmore.  We drove through a lot of rainy weather (the first of our trip), and ran into a hailstorm just after we crossed the South Dakota state line.

We got to Mt. Rushmore around 6:30 pm, but it was too chilly to explore, so we're leaving it until morning.  We had to buy sweatshirts to wear because the wind was really making it hard to enjoy our view.  This is the "outtake" view of our group selfie (Dale was in the car, too cold and sleepy to stay out long), because although Herbert was pointing to the monument, the disembodied finger looks a little......odd.

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