If you like history or if you like her books, you have to check out the Almanzo Wilder Farm in Malone. It is the coolest place. The house is filled with artifacts and antiques, photos and memorabilia. The barns look exactly like they are described in the book. Add to it tour guides in costume and some sunshine - its a fantastic way to spend a morning! We were just beginning our tour of the house when some families arrived a few minutes late. I walked out of the door, with Lauren on my hip, and waved to them. I felt like I'd stepped back in time, trading wagons for minivans. As I walked across the apple orchard to greet them, I was so thankful for the beautiful sunshine we had. It was lovely. Our group had about 30 kids and we were split into 3 tour groups so everyone had time to get questions answered and things explained. The gift shop is adorable, well priced and filled with tons of books. The house is immaculate. I could spend all day there wandering around looking at everything. There is SO much to see. I wish we'd had more time to look around but had to stay on schedule. There is also a big pavilion where we had a picnic lunch and the kids ran around. Can you tell I loved it? I loved it.
Unfortunately I forgot my camera. But my girls now have bonnets and have traded in the princess games for prairie girl play. I love it.
Now this tired momma is going to throw together a quick dinner and enjoy the evening.