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Living in Prairie Days

On Saturday we went to Branson to Silver Dollar City. We discovered a part of the park that we had never seen before. Their original park started out with a cave, tour of a log cabin cabin, church and a school house. They also used to offer horse and carriage rides. The park grew from there and just keeps getting better and bigger. It is easy to miss the original attractions, but we stumbled upon them Saturday morning.
I was so excited. It was just like stepping back in the days of Little House on the Prairie. We spent the majority of our time in this area. Emily really thought the Ingalls lived there.

The top picture is in the church.
The girls loved being in the one room school and Emily loved the teacher.

The best thing about this area: It was VERY SHADED and COOL!!!!!
Sarah Kate only rode three rides. Here she is in the tea cup ride.

We had a very low key Fourth. Steve grilled burgers and we made homemade ice cream. I need to lay off the ice cream. I could eat it all.

I am so thankful for our freedom and thankful for the sacrifices made so we can have it!


Hillary said…
How fun to go visit an awesome place like that! I used to love love love reading the Laura Ingalls books when I was a little girl (and still love to watch all the old reruns :)

Hope ya'll have a great rest of your week!
Melissa said…
Little House is looks like you had so much fun.

and home-made ice cream...YES INDEED!!
Kim said…
I'm glad you enjoyed Silver Dollar City! I think I remember going when the "old part" was the only part!
Lauren said…
So fun!!!!!! :)
Nancy said…
Cute pictures ~ that looks like a fun time!
I love old things like that little house. :)
Love that last pic! My girls have those same dresses! :)
Ashley E. said…
Silver Dollar City is one of my FAV places!!! We go every summer, I just LOVE it!
Livvy's Mommy said…
Since you are pretty close, Mansfield Missouri is where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived. They have a museum there and I believe her house is still there. I bet Emily would LOVE it! I remember going there as a kid (I actually got sick in her front lawn...too hot on a crowded bus haha!) But you should look that up and take her sometime!
I live in Springfield and SDC NEVER gets old. Unfortunatly, I'm one of the only people who think that way!
What a fun day.
Next time you should head on up to Mansfield.. it's in the middle of nowhere. The next small town over (Ava) has an old-fashioned ice cream shop where you can get a scoop of ice cream for a dime.

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