This year, we visited Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. On the way, as always, we stopped to visit our friends in Denver, and on the way back, we made a short stop at Mt. Rushmore. Our goal is to visit all 50 states together. Blue is where we’ve already visited, and Red is our home, Ohio.
Part 4: Heading Back Home ~ Wyoming – South Dakota – Minnesota – Iowa – Illinois – Indiana – Ohio
After spending last morning at Yellowstone National Park, we start heading back east on Route 14 to the Interstate 90.
It was a note worthy road! One of the best road I’ve ever driven on. up and down with some twisty, with 65 MPH speed limit (though the yellow sign “SUGGEST” 25 mph on many of the turns…) I really wish if I were on my RX-8, instead of loaded Highlander to be honest… but still it was a lot of fun driving through the road!
South Dakota – Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore
We got off the highway I90 and onto Route 16, that lead us to the Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore
Crazy horse is an on going private project of curving Crazy Horse on a mountain. Its even larger than the Mr. Rushmore, and at this stage, only the head part has been finished. It’s hard to tell the scale of this project in the picture though…
There’s no need for explaining Mr. Rushmore
Some random pictures on our way across South Dakota
We made a quick stop at the Corn Palace. We were hit by storm with some tornado warning right as we pulled into the palace.
Then back on our way home.
Slice through the very southern part of Minnesota and stop to see the Green Giant.
If… only if you are driving through the I90 and have time to waste, stop by to see the Green Giant. there’s a tiny gift shop where really nice lady probably waiting for the people to stop by whole day everyday. she asked us where we are from, and I know she was wanting to hear something like Japan or China, and and ask what brought us here, etc… but before thinking, we answered.. “Ohio…” or maybe just my imagination… lol
Then we start heading down south through Iowa, then to Illinois.
Finally, a home stretch! Familiar state Indiana and back home Ohio.