Monday, June 22, 2020

A Promise To Myself Fulfilled

About 45 years ago, plus or minus a couple of years maybe, three of my pals and I set off on a road trip to Missoula, Montana. Along the way, we went through South Dakota. We were on a road, probably less than 10- miles from Mt. Rushmore National Memorial and about to pass an intersection with a road that would bring us to the memorial and that same road paralleled ours more or less and would have brought us back to the highway we were on, further along our way, after seeing Mt. Rushmore. I wanted to see it but was out voted three to one. That was a shame and a big disappointment for me that I never forgot and in fact, I promised myself and swore to myself - I would get back to see it. 

Well, today, after a long wait, I finally got there but this time round along with my son Brendan. I could not have had better company with whom to share the experience.

It was an awesome sight and is an exceptional tribute to four GREAT men who helped create, form, build and preserve the greatest nation on the earth - the United States of America. If by any chance the mindless anti-American fiends who are removing and or destroying monuments in this country ever attempt to deface it, I would gladly volunteer to help defend it. It was that amazing as are our country and our Constitution.

All the best,
Glenn B


riverrider said...

awesome, isn't it? never thought much about a big pile of rocks, but wife n i swung by on a mc road trip and was dumbstruck by it. thankfully, the sd govner has pledged to protect it. happy travels brother.

greendiver said...

Is that a guard on top of Teddy?

greendiver said...

BTW, congrats on the trip and please make sure my email addy does not appear in comments. Thanks, Badseed aka greendiver, fellow imported Texan, Hill Country area.

Glenn B said...

They were doing some renovation work and that guy 4 strapped into a harness ready to be lowered down the cliff face. For some reason after about 10 minutes or so he took the harness off and walked away and we did not get to see them do any of the work.

Glenn B said...


So long as you are not posting your email address in the comments I am guessing it should not appear. heck, I don't know what it is anyway.

All the best,