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The Trees That Pa Planted

The Trees That Pa Planted

Back in 2018 when we visited this area to see some of Laura Ingalls Wilder's homes, we spent an overnight at Lake Thompson Recreation Area near DeSmet, South Dakota. At the time we'd been wishing for a lakeside campsite, but last night on waterfront Site 39 we were...

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The House That Pa Built

The House That Pa Built

As we pulled out of Sioux Falls we were looking to find someplace interesting that we'd not seen before when we spotted an intriguing Brown Sign. Soon we were headed 56 miles north to DeSmet, South Dakota, Laura Ingalls Wilders' Little Town on the Prairie. The town...

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Wilder Site

Wilder Site

Once upon a time in the 1870's, James and Angeline Wilder moved to Spring Valley, Minnesota with the four of their six children who had not already preceded them from Malone, NY. Upon their arrival, they became members of the Spring Valley Methodist Church, and...

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The Well That Pa Dug

The Well That Pa Dug

There are at least half a dozen places across the country where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in her lifetime and many more that relate to her life and her family. Last year we had the opportunity to visit the Little House in the Big Woods in Pepin, Wisconsin. Today...

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Little House in the Big Woods 

Little House in the Big Woods 

Today's travels took us along the eastern shore of Lake Pepin, the largest naturally occurring lake along the course of the Mississippi River and into the town of Pepin, Wisconsin to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum which gave a look at what life was like in Pepin when...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.