10 October 2010

Random Road Trip

It was another beautiful fall weekend here in Minnesota and I decided to take a little road trip to enjoy the changing colors in the southern part of the state where the colors haven't peaked yet. I forgot to grab my map before I left so I drove a bit aimlessly and ended up on the Great River Road on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi. The drive was gorgeous and I eventually I ended up in Pepin, Wisconsin. A sign for the Laura Ingalls Wilder birthplace caught my eye and I decided to take a little detour. They had a re-creation of the home she was built in and a small display about her life. Made me want to re-read the books. Below are a few pictures from the trip.

Birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Historic marker.

Photo of Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls.

Pretty country church in Wisconsin.

An old schoolhouse that had been converted into a home.


Dad-Mom said...

Absolutely stunning autumn day with gorgeous colors. You picked a perfect day for a road trip.

Beautifully framed pix-love the old school and church.

Thanks for sharing!

Don't you just love fall in the midwest?!?

Karey said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous! Fall is the best for photography!

R said...

That's cool that you accidentally found Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthplace. Love the pictures of the church and the old schoolhouse.

Lara said...

Awesome! It's making me yearn for a laid back trip into the countryside too.

annalisa said...

I love the pictures! I really like the picture of the church and the old schoolhouse :) What a beautiful day!
I would love to go on a ride to see the beautiful changing colors!