Bratland Bed & Breakfast
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... br> freedom camping days I didn't care. Kaitlin came along as there are
no doors on shower or toilets, just curtains so it felt a little too
exposed. Great water pressure though and in the end it was pretty ok.
The owner was odd and the place was run down. Wouldn't be my first
choice of a place to stay but it was the only campground in De Smet
so if you want to see Laura Ingalls Wilder related things, you have
to stay there or miles away.
Tonight we slept in a covered wagon just like LIW! We cooked hotdogs on the fire and had Cheetos mix and ruffle potato chips. You can also hear cows and chickens in the field ;) ... and then Pa lost two hotdogs because they fell off the stick ;D Ben and Tommy went on an exploration, they took a video and climbed a tree :) Then it started to downpour,we had so much fun in our covered wagon. We were totally dry in ...
... that we would leave early and have time to do all the fun Ingalls Homestead stuff before dinner, but due to the rain, that was a miss. We stayed in the wagon and uploaded pictures to my laptop, and just relaxed inside.
I was SO glad we had the wagon and not a tent. Another huge thunderstorm and high wind (with no trees to shelter or block the wind, since... prairie! I barely slept.
... sat in our camp chairs by the fire, enjoying a well-deserved beer. Once the sun was down, the bugs and critters and all started up quite a racket. And this one lonely cow down by the schoolhouse started mooing REALLY loudly. It would moo, and then the herd of other cows somewhere else would moo back. And so on for a long time. I figured either the single cow would find its way back to the group, or the others would stop responding eventually, but ...
... we've stayed at had was a "storm shelter". I guess being in the prairies and with possible tornados they needed to provide a place to go. They used the space for the restrooms and showers as well and it was built underground into a hill. When Bruce had his shower that night there was quite a few little frogs jumping around in there with him!
There was a gift shop and visitor ...