Saturday, May 10, 2014

Plum Creek, MN

After leaving De Smet on Friday, we drove east along the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway and arrived at Plum Creek in the evening. We had enough time to explore the creek and caved-in dugout house. In 1947 the Gordon family realized their farm held Laura's past home on Plum Creek and they opened it up to the public. It has several trails to hike along and a picnic area. It was the perfect place for the kids to run after being in the car for sometime.

It was fun for us to imagine where Laura's home was and how she played along the creek. Pieter wanted to do everything she did and we all loved that the Plum trees where blooming, which Laura talked about quite a bit in On the Banks of Plum Creek.

~the Gordon farm~

It was too late to see the museum in Walnut Grove, but we had such a nice time at Plum Creek that it was alright. 

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