First stop: the most beautiful, breath-taking, awe-inspiring place I have ever been...the Grand Canyon.
Next stop, the 4 Corners Monument: (AZ, NM, UT, CO)
To make it from the Grand Canyon in North Western Arizona to the Four Corners Monument in New Mexico, you must drive through hours upon hours of no cell service, radio signal, and a literal no-man's land. And if you're us, rain. But, once we got there, I marked yet another thing off my bucket list: Standing in four states at once!
Next Stop: Crazy Horse Memorial (South Dakota)
This was not in the plan, but it so neatly fit in with Mount Rushmore than we had to stop. Crazy Horse Monument is a work in progress that will eventually (in about 60 years) be completed and stand larger than Mount Rushmore. Standing Bear, a Native American Indian Chief, wrote to Polish sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, saying "carve us a mountain so that the white man will know the red man had great heroes also." Crazy Horse was the hero Standing Bear referred to.
UP NEXT: Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
Lastly, standing in front of the Arch in St. Louis, MO....I must say, I had the best road trip date of all time.
Now that it is over, it's time to plan for the next thing.
It's officially official. I bought my one-way ticket to New York City and I'll be moving there in October. I am sticking around the bluegrass to celebrate my 24th birthday with friends and family before I the big, scary, wonderful move happens. I guess I won't be Kiley in Kentucky anymore? I'll have to brainstorm on that one.