Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: 1987 & July 10-11, 2003
The heads of four Presidents are a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. It was completed in 1941 under the direction of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln. The granite faces of Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt are 60 feet high. The sculpture is a symbol of American freedom and the hope for people from all cultures and backgrounds.
We hiked the half mile Presidential Trail which took us past the amphitheater and in front of the carvings giving us the closest look at the four heads. We strolled down Avenue of the Flags where a flag for every USA state and territory was flown. We browsed through the gift shop and then enjoyed ice cream from Carver’s Ice Cream Shop. Exiting the ice cream shop we literally ran into President Abraham Lincoln….not his ghost but a portrayer. The man impersonating Abe was about 6 feet 4 inches tall, wore a big stove top hat and dressed just like the former President. He talked to all of the kids except Matt who was scared of him. Matt said he looked 8 feet tall and didn’t want to go near him.