You may recall that several weeks ago Elle and I took a little road trip to see some historical Laura Ingalls related history. It was a joy to spend those days with just Elle. She was funny and sweet did the most adorable things. She also broke something in pretty much every location we went to. By the end of the trip I was calling her Hurricane Elle because it turns out that girlfriend has a serious case of the klutz.
So join me if you will on a pictorial journey down memory lane as I tell the story of that time Elle and I drove to South Dakota and then back again.
The trip began as so many in American history have - in a covered wagon.
The first stop on the trip was the Laura Ingalls museum in Walnut Grove, MN. Laura and her family lived here for a time but the town is mostly known for being the setting of the odd and inaccurate tv series based on the books. In turn the museum is really more about the show than it is about the real Laura Ingalls. Here Elle stands with the real fireplace used in the show. I think that's what it was. It's hard to get a close look at things when you're touring with a five year old who cares less about what she's seeing than she does about what else she can see.