a little dream come true

Last month, Phil planned a little trip to take me to visit the Ingalls' Homestead out in DeSmet, SD, and to see Laura's dugout site in Walnut Grove, MN.
Phil is so good to me. Remember my first prairie homestead experience and how we got stuck in the snowbank? He's such a good sport to drive me all the way back out here!

So, if you're not a big Laura fan, I apologize. You might want to check back in a few weeks, because I have LOTS of pictures to post! Seriously, this was a dream come true for me. The entire time we were away, I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe I'm walking where she walked!"

The first day we arrived, we checked into a bed and breakfast on the main street in town that used to be the old bank. It was right across the street from the site of Pa's building and store in The Long Winter.
 That evening we drove out to the homestead to attend the annual pageant. This year they performed Little Town on the Prairie.

We went on a wagon ride before the play and I took this picture of the 5 cottonwood trees that Pa planted--one for each member of his family. I'm a little obsessed with these trees. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them or talking about them for that matter. I'll probably mention them in every post. You've been warned.
A little snow cone break during intermission

More to come...much, much more. :)


Bethany said...

How fun! Looking forward to hearing/seeing more. I just checked out "A Prairie Girl's Guide to Life" from the library. It's a fun read if you haven't already read it.

Amy Law said...

Oh, I've always wanted to go there!!!! So happy for you. Looking forward to lots of more pictures!

mallorypvdm said...

Love it! Can't wait for you to post more about it. Send everyone my love.

Jenny said...

Mallory! I remember reading this book to you in 2nd grade. :)

Basking in the Son said...

What a fun tour! I dream of doing that one day.