On our third day we made it to the most popular destination in SD, Mount Rushmore. In the years we lived in SD we visited often enough to have favorite parts in the informational movies. The boys had vague memories that visiting refreshed, but for Lydia it was like seeing everything for the first time. She was wowed by the vastness of the monument and for the first time the boys started to understand the history of it. It was a great, great visit.
Our day came to a close with dinner with our friends the Larson's at Alpine Inn in Hill City. Nathan and I've dined there before with friends and on our last SD anniversary, but this was the kids' first visit. For dinner the menu is limited to two sizes of fillet mignon or a hot dog for the kids. The boys picked the steak so at ages 6 & 7 they dined on fillet mignon. Crazy fun. Thanks, Larson's for taking the time to treat us to dinner. It was unforgettable.