After a somewhat satisfying breakfast at the hotel, we packed everyone up again for our 4th National Park visit: Mt. Rushmore! Since we were pressed for time, we only did the short walk past the flags to view it from a distance, so I must confess that our first reaction was..."Wow, it sure is a lot smaller in person!" I'm sure if we had had the time to hike farther, we would have been duly impressed, but as it was, we snapped our pics and went on our way, ready to put some miles under our belt.
Travel went well, and by nightfall we were closing in on our destination just outside of Minneapolis, where some dear friends of ours live, Adam and Laura T and their daughter Addie. We had not seen them since we moved from Las Vegas in 2009, and they obviously have moved since as well. Laura's parents graciously allowed us to stay in their home for two nights, as they were away themselves visiting family Friday night. We chatted a little while Friday night but then crashed before too long, knowing that we would have the next day to catch up.