I must admit I was expecting more out of the state of Montana, I don't know why. Maybe I just got off on the wrong foot, no pun intended. I was planning to cap off my AMAZING Wyoming experience by crashing at a hotel in Livingston, MT, but destiny had other plans. First off, the road from Yellowstone to Livingston is absolutely pitch dark, there is nothing, no gas stations, no little towns, no 'Welcome to Montana' signs, NOTHING! Then, when I finally arrived, there were no rooms available, not a good start for your hero.
I would finally make it to South Dakota in the late afternoon, the long day allowed me to take in all the scenery of the Black Hills, but I wasn't going to stop until Mt. Rushmore. Before I describe my experience, I must give some major props to the attendant at Gate C (or 3, I forget). See there is no way to see Mt. Rushmore without entering the visitor's center, its pure genius! Sadly, they do not accept credit cards to pay for admission, and I don't carry cash, but the dude at Gate C (or 3) told me to go in, get some cash from the ATM and pay him on my way out. Dude totally saved me having to go back and forth to go in, thanks! :)
I'm still happy that I went, if you would've told me a year ago that I would visit Mt. Rushmore the next year, I may have slapped you in the face, not because you told me I would be at Mt. Rushmore, I was simply really into slapping people in the face last year.
The 3 States of Kanan: