Our first stop was the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead in Wisconsin! It was a wonderful place and we had so much fun there!
All the kids! 7 boys and 3 girls.
The look out.
We didn`t realize how small the wagons were - so narrow!
The brave mums - Patricia, Linda and myself.
Luke sweeping in a Sod house (made of mud and straw)
Trying out the pump.
The beds felt so hard - made with straw.
Time for washing - it looks like an old fashioned washing machine!? So that's where it came from!
The school house.
We were given a little History lesson. We all behaved ourselves!
Imagine wearing these today?
Our transport to the school.
Making corn dolls.
The little church.
On the road again to our next stop - Badlands National park.
At the site where Louis and Clark made peace with the Indians.
Linda and me
Sunflowers - we saw many of these!
Heading towards the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
Now in South Dakota on the way to the Badlands. The scenery is changing - no more trees, very flat, grasslands but then.........
.....but then.....we spot some mountain peaks....we are coming closer to the Badlands.
This was a wonderful place and one of our highlights of the whole trip! The boys felt a renewed sense of freedom, climbing on all the rocks and soaring like eagles! It felt like we were back home with all the open spaces!
It kind of looks a bit like the Pyramids?
Mum and boys - How special!
We didn`t see any!
The Badlands offered such interesting landscapes! It was very different to what we had ever seen. We were just having such an amazing time together! Part 2 is next - here is the link: