We made it to Mt. Rushmore without incident. We seemed to be skirting storms the entire way, always just behind, or in between. When we drove through the mountains, there was even a little fresh snow on the road.
We first stopped at the Crazy Horse Monument which has been under construction since 1948 and will not be completed for many years. Because of time constraints and the fact that we wouldn't be able to climb around it until the next weekend, we decided to forego the tours and head on to Mt. Rushmore.
That was pretty incredible and we got some nice photos there as well. The black hills are interesting as well. I wish I would've had more time to look at them. If you look hard enough, or not TOO hard as the case may be, you can see faces in the rock formations.
After that, a loooong night of driving. Amy drove for about an hour when it started to rain pretty hard so I took over. I plugged the laptop in and watched one movie after another while I drove the night away. it's a wonder we made it anywhere alive. haha.