An avid fan of the "Little House" books series, Jennifer Eicher, arrived in Pepin yesterday afternoon along with her family. They were in town on their much anticipated Laura Ingalls tour, in which they are visiting all the home sites of Laura Ingalls. Their destination here was the Little House Wayside attraction on County Rd CC, 7 miles outside Pepin
I had the privilege of talking with Jennifer after her family's visit. She said she was "sad and disappointed" there wasn't "more things and stuff" in the little cabin, "more like a museum with a tour". She did, however, state she really enjoyed her visit and especially mentioned the loft and fireplace as points of great interest to her.
She left town with her family late yesterday afternoon. The next stop on the family's Laura Ingalls Tour reportedly is the Dugout site in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, from the book "On the Banks of Plum Creek".