De Smet Super Deluxe Inn & Suites
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So, last night, after we arrived in De Smet, and checked into the De Smet Super Deluxe Inn and Suites. Then we went to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House on the Prairie books. The pageant was a reenactment of her book The Long Winter. The play wasn't that bad. It was about blizzards that lasted for seven …
... different parts of the books and of the things they did. We got there just in time for the last tour! We also saw the other house that rose and Mary and Carrie stayed in. At that house I played the fiddle and the organ. I was bad. It was so fascinating. - ...
... on the side of the road and told Clare that the 3 deer came to wish her happy birthday because she was 3 years old now! She smiled and nodded her head in total amazement! The drive went smoothly and we only had to stop once for gas and once to let a trailer moving a house go by. Interesting to see. We drove on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Highway as we neared De Smet.
'This was a great experience and I'm glad we did it. Hard to believe that people would give up all that they know and come to a new place with many new challenges so that they could have a farm and some land. Many didn't make the homesteading requirements and for them the trip was in vane - the Ingalls did all that was required: 1. had to be over 21 2. had to work the land for 5 years and 3. had to farm a certain percentage of the land (they ...
... and the school (both moved from their original places), and Laura's house in town.
And we were able to get to know the Sheriff, Wade, pretty well. He and his family joined us both evenings we were in De Smet, for s'mores and great laughs. All in all, a delightful way to begin our "National Vacation."
We are here until the 22nd, then off to the Badlands.
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This hotel is close to the Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant and other stuff, so that's a plus. There's not much available for breakfast, so BYOF(bring your own fruit).
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