A Golden Ticket to Adventure

Summers are for making memories, taking adventures, and exploring new places.

Which is just what Dagmar and Angel Girl did!

Dagmar celebrated her Golden birthday just a few weeks ago, and Angel Girl celebrated hers last year. As a special “Golden Gift” Poppa and Nana got them tickets for the Laura Ingalls pageant in Walnut Grove, Minnesota and took them up for a special weekend.

The Little House books and the show were huge favorites of mine growing up! My girls were both raised with massive doses of both, so a trip to a Little House site is a little like a pilgrimage. 🙂

Yes, Mom was a kinda jealous.

I got to stay home.

With all the boys.

Cooking massive amounts of food by myself and watching millions of episodes of Man Vs. Wild.

Not that I’m complaining or anything. 🙂

No, actually, I was thrilled for them! It was such a special trip for the two of them as sisters!

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They visited the site of the dugout and even waded in the creek like Laura and Mary. (No sign of the giant crab however!)

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They took time to find the bridge that we had a picnic on as a family a few years ago when we visited. (I personally love this picture! When did my baby girls get so grown-up and beautiful?)

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They loved, loved, loved the pageant! They took some pictures during the show – but every picture included the back of the head of the guy in front of them (who really needed a neck trim!) But after the show they got to pose with the entire Ingalls family (at least the pageant family!)

They enjoyed some time in Walnut Grove the next day – including seeing Alison Angrim (she played Nellie Oleson on the TV show) and touring the museum – before heading to the Twin Cities and COUSINS!

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How’s that for an end of the summer hurrah?!