Sunday, June 12, 2011

Laura Day 14

Daisy and I had been thinking that Mansfield would take 2 days. This morning we decided that we were going to stay put for another night. That took a lot of pressure off the day. So we moved at a slower pace today.
We had a letterbox to find in the city park. When we found it, it was in plain site and most of it was gone. Only the stamp was left. I didn't have extra stuff to re-stock the box. I feel bad but re-hid it better and sent an email off to the Placer when we got back to our room.

The wagon wheel stamp.

It was in a city park and had a beautiful outdoor stage.

Daisy putting on a show for me.

Singing in the rain!

Then we went out to Laura and Almanzo's last home. It is just as they left it. You can't take pictures in there. The museum is a really nice museum. Pa's fiddle is there and is just beautiful! The house was built room by room so it has a very eclectic feel to it. I love that they were so happy there.

The outside and front porch.

The other end

Somewhere around the homestead there is another letterbox. It was cool! We are 2 for 2 so far here. I'm pumped!
The second half of the tour is the Rock House that Rose had built for them. They hated it. When she moved away they moved back to THEIR home. It's a beautiful home and I could totally live there! I would even let people come look at it.

It is made from the rocks from the area.

For my Bugs!

Isn't she beautiful?

The side of the house.

The front of the house. Those french doors open out to over the valley. It's a beautiful home and view!

The bust of Laura in the city park.

We are going to have to start getting the tails!
Tomorrow we are going to finish up here and then start the trek home.


1 comment:

  1. Such neat history! Love the photo for Bugs! He'll love it, so neat! Drive safe ladies!