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