Saturday, August 8, 2009

Golf and logs

It's a big week for golf here in Minnesota. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and a bunch of other people I haven't heard of are coming for the "PGA Championship," which I guess is the last "major" on the "PGA tour." (We're not big golf fans, if it's not obvious already.)

For Dempsey, the big golf event was today: the Fore Paws Golf Tournament at French Lake Golf. Like his parents, Dempsey is not really into golf, but he enjoyed riding the golf cart around the course and meeting all the players.

He also had a chance to see his brother Sawyer, who really does look just like him. We had to double check, but we are pretty sure it is Dempsey on the left, and Sawyer on the right in the pic below.

Dempsey says "thank you!" to the nice people at French Lake Golf, as well as to the players and all the event sponsors.


By popular request, here's a picture (from the back) of the re-creation of the Ingalls cabin in Pepin, Wisconsin:

I'm not sure how historically accurate this re-created cabin is. It seems pretty well made, with nice smooth glass in the windows and what looks like milled lumber in the roof deck. The logs are hand hewn, but not rough hewn like they are in the re-creation of the Ingalls house in Kansas. Just knowing that they lived in a sod dugout on the banks of Plum Creek, this house seems almost too luxurious.

It was kind of neat to see, anyway. If you visit the upper Midwest, you can pretty easily do a tour of many of the "little house" sites. If you're in the L.A. area, the "Little House" TV series was shot not far from my hometown at Golden Oak Ranch, the private property of the Walt Disney Corporation.

Finally, the current issue of the New Yorker has an essay about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane. It's a bit TMI for me. I liked the books as a kid, and I'm happy to remember them that way without wondering what it means that Sarah Palin also liked Little House on the Prairie.

Speaking of TMI, I've now said all I have to say about logs.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including the picture of the cabin. Dempsey is so cute sitting there.