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Getaway

Getaway

On the Superior Shore. Savoring the last days of summer. Just me and my husband. There was no need to be busy. We’re always busy with work and family life. We didn’t feel the need to be busy on our mini vacation. Plus, we’ve been here before, we’ve seen a lot of it already, and we’ll probably be here again. Not to mention, we were a bit tired-out of sightseeing after our family trip. So, we spent our time sitting…

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Last Day on the Prairie

Last Day on the Prairie

(continued from here and here) Day 2 After our delicious, homemade breakfast of French toast and fresh fruit that I mentioned here, we headed to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society for a walking tour of some historic homes. While we couldn’t take photos inside the homes, it was really neat to have a guide explain more detailed history of the Ingalls’ life in De Smet, and to see, firsthand, some of the places Laura describes in her books. To…

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Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

(continued from here) Day 1 Two hours (about 110 miles) west of Walnut Grove, Minnesota is the small, quaint town of De Smet, South Dakota. It is here where the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder moved to in 1879. It is here where her books By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years and The First Four Years take place. There is a lot of Laura history in De Smet….

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

It was here, in Walnut Grove, that we recently walked where Laura walked. Reliving some of her childhood memories of life on the prairie … … among the wildflowers and prairie grasses. … in a one-room schoolhouse. … in a museum with artifacts, like Laura’s writing desk and copies of her handwritten manuscripts. … in front of the site of the dugout where she and her family first lived when they moved to Walnut Grove. … and of course on…

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Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs (Little House in the Big Woods, page 2). Pepin, Wisconsin is only about two hours from our hometown, so we decided to take a day-trip to visit the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder. By the time we reached the little town on the shores of Lake Pepin, we were very hungry! So, before exploring, we…

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