Ok, I am going to jump right in on the debate about font size. I didn’t know this before, but according to Rick and others, you can change the font size easily by hitting the ctrl key and the + key. If you want to make it small again, just hit the ctrl and hit the – key. Simple, yes? Thanks again Rick.
We started out pretty early this morning to go see the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. It is located in the small town of Spring Valley, Minnesota. It is in a very beautiful, old, Methodist Church that her and her husband, Almanzo attended in 1890 and 1891. We had a very young Docent, John, that took us around the church and was very knowledgeable about the Wilder family. I have to admit that I never read her books, but did watch the TV show with my father. It peaked my interest enough that I bought the book “The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Donald Zochert, in the gift shop at the Museum. I was told this was the best biography of her life.
There were no pictures allowed in the old church or in any part of the Museum, but I did take a couple outside.
Here is the site for Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. I haven’t checked the site out myself, but this is the address they gave me.
After going through the Museum we headed on over to Don’s Family Grocery and picked up a few things. For such a small town, this was a really nice store.
We brought our food home, fixed a pizza for lunch and then headed out for the Forestville State Park. We drove around for quite a while and checked out the camping sites. They have some that look pretty good for RV’s, but most are primitive.
While in the park we wanted to check out the Historical site.
It was actually closed today, but we were told we could wander around and take all the pictures that we wanted to. That’s what we did. Even the General Store was closed. Bummer!!! It is a very pretty area and sits right along the South Branch of Root River. All these places are so picturesque.
We had to pay a $5.00 day fee, but we could have stayed till 10:00 pm if we had wanted to. It is a pretty little park and worth the time and effort to see.
We are going to throw some chicken on the grill and have some potato salad and a few green beans for supper, then just kick back for the rest of the evening.
Tomorrow we will spend the day doing a few chores and getting the laundry caught up. I also want to take a very long walk around the grounds here and check the river out. I am sure this is also Root River, but I still want to check it out.