Little House in the Big Woods

After a wayward drive we finally made it to Pepin, WI.

Lake Pepin

After a long drive we ate lunch at the Pickle Factory. The restaurant is on the shore and we could watch the sailboats. The lake is 22 miles long and yes we tried the fried pickles.

The Little Cabin

This is a replica of the cabin that Laura would have lived in. It is seven miles north of the town. The home had two rooms plus a pantry and stone fireplace. It sets on the Ingalls homestead. Laura would have been born here in 1867. The family left and moved to Kansas, traveling by covered wagon. They moved back to Pepin in 1870. Charles sold this farm and moved his family to MN.

State Hwy. 35

Considered one of the most beautiful drives in America. William Cullen Bryant declared the area, “Ought to be visited in the summer by every poet and painter in the land.”

Mall of America

Finished the day at Mall of America.

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