The sod house
I love windows
Erin is ten, just a couple of months older than Ashley. She is bright and lively and very interested in museums and the past. We looked in all the buildings and it was not (like typical ten year olds) “Grandma, let’s GO! I’m BORED!” Actually, we waited for her in most buildings because she had to look all around and read the signs and run in the grass. I got a lot of wildflower pictures.
Erin on the path
I think this is butterfly "weed?"
Black or brown eyed susan
Then on to Walnut Grove – one of the places that Laura Ingalls Wilder lived. She and her family lived there two times in their travels before going on to De Smet, SD. Again, a museum to go through and enjoy. Erin found a letter – the last letter – from Laura to her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, telling her what to do with some of her things after she died. Erin was fascinated with Carrie, third daughter. She married and moved to Keystone, SD, which is close to Mt. Rushmore. Erin has gone through Keystone often, as she was born in Rapid City, in the foothills of the Black Hills. Carry Ingalls was instrumental in starting Eastern Star in Keystone. My parents, Norm and I are members of that Star.
After Walnut Grove, we went to Slayton, a small town (but bigger than Storden). There is a café there that serves Italian Crème Ice. I have never had one, and it was wonderful! We three got three different flavors and all decided that Erin’s raspberry was the best!
Then home again. Tired but full of memories. Have a beautiful day!