|On the Big Hill at the Betsy-Tacy Homes in Mankato, Minnesota|
Maud Hart Lovelace's Home ~ August 2013
|On the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove, Minnesota|
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Childhood Home ~ July 2014
|In the gardens at Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, Virginia|
George Washington's Home ~ April 2015
Every year I plan a trip (or multiple trips) with my children to see where history happened.
Two years ago I read the Betsy-Tacy series to my girls and then we took a trip to Mankato, Minnesota where the stories really happened over a hundred years ago. I can honestly say there's nothing quite like eating a picnic where Maud Hart Lovelace ate with her best friend Bick Kenney (a.k.a. Betsy & Tacy) on the Big Hill in Mankato, Minnesota (you can see a crumb of chocolate cake on my daughter's face from lunch!).
Last year I read the Little House on the Prairie series to my daughters and then we took a trip to Walnut Grove, Minnesota and visited the town that inspired Laura's story, On the Banks of Plum Creek. I will never forget splashing in the waters of Plum Creek where Laura played as a girl.
And last week I took my girls to Washington, D.C. and showed them our nation's capital. We had so much fun, and took hundreds of pictures, but there's one that stands out to me from all the others: the one with my girls in the garden at Mount Vernon.
None of these pictures have anything important in the background to indicate where we were at the moment--but the smiles on our faces, and the wonderful memories they invoke, make them some of my favorite pictures.
Your Turn: What passion do you love sharing with your children? What are some of your favorite pictures? Where do you take people you love?
Find me on Facebook
Find me on Pinterest
Find me on Twitter
Find me on Amazon
Find me on Goodreads
Find me on My Website