Family photo 2013

Family photo 2013

Friday, August 26, 2011

Patsy's Candies Tour

Where we had the chance to take a behind the scenes look at how they make all that deliciousness. Fun!

We are off to the Ingall's family homestead for our once (in a lifetime, ever?) true family vacation. [Did I tell you we read all 9 Little House books last year in addition to watching every episode of all 9 seasons of the show? Oh yes we did!] We've been away for weekends obviously - more recently overnight trips are kind of our thing now that we need 2 hotel rooms. I guess we have just never made travel much of a priority, which is precisely the reason our family rarely steps foot outside of Colorado. Once the children started coming fast and furiously and we had a slew of little ones it didn't seem like the most invigorating use of our time or money. Now that they are a bit older, we *fully expect* some amazing *rest* and *relaxation.* (!) Did you hear that Deutchlets???

I don't know how many people have said, "have a great time in Minnesota" when I tell them we are going to South Dakota. Do they think I am mistaken and I meant to say Minnesota? Or that we will arrive in De Smet South Dakota terribly disappointed that we really meant to drive to Walnut Grove? Oops! Wrong state! Let's go see Mt. Rushmore instead.

I like to chalk it up to the fact that there are few genuine, die hard LHOTP groupies like us. (Maybe that's a good thing?) A true fan knows that the Ingalls family really didn't live in Walnut Grove all that long and that their last homestead, as well as Laura and Almonzo's first was is South Dakota.

(Walnut Grove IS home to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. They even have a LIW week pageant each year which includes, among other exciting activities, a Laura/Nellie look alike contest. A thrilling goal to aim for, no? ☺)

We'll see you in a week or so, with plenty of pictures...intended especially for those beloved few who know the difference between De Smet and Walnut Grove. ;-)


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

We were hoping/planning a road trip for next month, and the LHOTP Homestead was on our list of places to visit. Did you know that you can actually rent a covered wagon to stay in? Way cool!

Can't wait to see your pics!

ENJOY your trip!!!

Laurel :)

Courtney said...

can't wait to hear about it!!!

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