Thursday, February 7, 2013

Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday :-)

In honor of today being Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday,
I thought I'd share some pictures from when 
I got to visit Rocky Ridge Farm. :-)

Way back in April of 2006,
Mr. H. had a business trip to Missouri.
We were homeschooling at the time,
so the kids and I went along with him
as we often did. 
 On the way, we got to stop in Mansfield 
at Rocky Ridge Farm.
The farm was the home for many years of
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of my beloved
"Little House" books. :-)

Here I am sitting on the stump of a tree that
Almanzo and Laura planted.  
It blew down during a storm and
I actually got a piece of it from the gift shop
while we were there.

We were able to tour inside the farm house
and I loved every minute of it.
It was so neat to walk through the home
where Laura had written the "Little House" books.
No pictures were allowed to be taken inside though.

Here we are on the front porch,

and on the back steps.

We also toured 
Rose Wilder Lane's
Rock House

and stopped by the cemetery in Mansfield
where the Wilder's were laid to rest.

It was a wonderful visit!

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