|This photo taken with a tripod wrapped around a stop sign.|
Before actually getting onto the grounds of Laura's Living Prairie we stopped at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site. Here still stand 5 cottonwood trees that Pa planted on his homestead. I must say that I was in heaven. Being where Laura once played, under the trees Pa planted, with the wind rustling the leaves and the sun shining through them I didn't want to leave. It was beautiful and these photos don't even do it justice.
|This original claim shanty was built in 1878.|
|Inside the claim shanty. This is a palace compared to the dugout.|
|The hayroof barn. There were even kittens, a rooster, and a calf to greet you in here.|
|This photo taken courtesy of the self timer and a stump of wood.|
|Thanks for the photo Katie!|
|I had a little editing fun with this selfie.|
If you've enjoyed my De Smet journey stop by Katie's blog to see her take on our trip. She is also heading to a few other Laura Ingalls Wilder spots so be sure to follow her on her adventure.