After the homeschool nationals race was over, Lisa and her kids and my kids and I drove to Mansfield to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum. The girls especially enjoyed stopping here.
Standing in front of the sign leading to Laura and Almanzo's house.
This is the house that Almanzo built for Laura. We were excited to go inside and look around, but were disappointed that we couldn't take pictures while inside. It was very strange to look at the kitchen that Almanzo installed for Laura, including the cabinets he built and the sink he installed for her. Kids were excited to go inside the house.
After viewing the interior, we were able to take pictures of the exterior of the house.
This part of the house was an addition to the original house. They added on to the house two different times in the course of their life.
Kirsten was fascinated to look around at the trees while imagining that Almanzo probably planted some of them.
We were able to look at many things inside the museum, including Pa's fiddle. Everything was so fascinating and I was wishing that I could photograph everything, but that was not allowed. It was a surreal experience to see many of the items that Laura wrote about in her books. We wish we could have stayed a little longer to fully absorb all the things at the museum, but we had a long trip home.