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|Subject: Re: I was in De Smet Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:38 pm|| |
Wow, what a great last minute trip, Jacob! Bummer that you had to cut it a little short due to your mom---of all days to be forget her insulin!
LOL, I know what you mean about long-winded docents (tour guides)...they get like that at Greenfield Village when we go too.
And it's like, you know
it would be rude to just walk away as they're speaking, but do they not realize that you don't want to spend all your time in one spot??
Nice that you got a couple of book souvenirs too!
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
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|Subject: Re: I was in De Smet Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:37 pm|| |
That's a great photo of the house on 3rd Street. There is so much to see and do in De Smet, isn't there? It's a shame you didn't get to the homestead or cemetery - but it's something to look forward to for another time, right?
The LIWMS bookshop is well stocked. I've purchased a few good titles from there, too.
I'm envious that you were able to share the experience with your parents. I would love to take my mother one day, but her health is too bad to allow any travel.
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|Subject: Re: I was in De Smet Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:25 pm|| |
I went there twice. Once for the actual tour and the second time I just went to the gift shop as I passed through the town. Personally, I think this place has the best gift shop out of all the LH sites (I just love what I call "vacation gift shops", anyway - they always have the best stuff).
I don't care what anybody says, that place is haunted. There is some sort of odd feeling in that house. I read that the house on the Ingalls Homestead was haunted but, no, this
is the place.
Anyway, I didn't have any real reason to tell this to any of you. I'm just saying.....
That is too bad, though, that you couldn't make it to the Ingalls Homestead and especially the cemetery. Well, there may always be another time.
Long-winded docents! Don't even get me started on the one at the house for "A Christmas Story" in Cleveland!!
I think that one deserves the prize for never shutting up!
It really was bad. It really was.
Who's going to do the cooking?!?!
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|Subject: Re: I was in De Smet Today at 4:23 pm|| |