Caroline at the Fort

Caroline had the opportunity to visit a fort from her own era! This is an accurate replica built near the location of the original Fort Madison on the Mississippi River, near my hometown. The fort stood from 1808 to 1813 and was the first fort built on the upper Mississippi. It was first called Fort…

My Experience at the American Girl Benefit Sale

This past Saturday my mom and I traveled to Middleton, Wisconsin for the annual American Girl Benefit Sale, aka Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) sale. I thought I would share the particulars of my experience for those interested. Before you read my ramblings I will sum it up by saying I am glad we went and…

Kirsten Visits Pioneer Village

Last week my husband and I went on vacation. We had a great time; quality time just the two of us…oh, and Kirsten and Abby. Fortunately, though, he barely raised an eyebrow as I loaded them into the back seat as I explained that I would need them for photo ops. En route to our destination we…

A Trip to the American Girl Place/Welcome Home Caroline

 I have had a busy week filled with American Girl excitement! Last weekend my mom and I took a trip to the American Girl Place in St. Louis. I have been to the American Girl Place only two other times, both in Chicago. Once was a few years ago when we had some free time…