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Garrison ~ Recently my kids
July 14, 2004 |
Recently my kids were watching an old re-run of Little House on the Prairie. I was awestruck by the brilliant blue skies, mountains, high-country pine forests and the semi-arid, desert like surroundings of Walnut Grove, MN. I've recently received some tourist brochures for Minnesota and it makes no mention of the beautiful scenery and weather. Why? Seems like it would be a good selling point.
You are pulling my leg and it hurts. That TV show, which bore slight resemblance to the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, was filmed in California and we old readers of Little House are still upset about it. Walnut Grove has beautiful scenery and if you came out and looked at it, you'd fall in love with the place, and with DeSmet, S.D., and Pepin, Wisconsin. When I get old, maybe I'll offer tours.