This is the second in my reposting of top 10 posts ranked by views. For some reason I don’t quite understand this one part of a multiple post report on my trip to Pepin in 2008 has remained in the top 10. The other part of this same report, not so much. I’m not exactly sure what’s so special here, but I hope visitors will want to learn more about Pepin. I’ve put together a Directory of Pepin Posts including links to things like video reports from Pepin and an interview with the woodworker who builds the replicas of Laura’s lapdesks.
Some things have changed a lot since this post. I have continued going to Pepin’s Laura Days and it’s still a great event to attend. It took me a couple of years, but I have taken my boat ride on Sail Pepin and I loved it. It still can be difficult to get a place to stay during Laura Days. The Anderson House sadly closed down although they are supposed to be in the process of renovating and re-opening under new management. No word on whether the cats will be back. The Pepin Motel has a new policy. Everyone has to call after Jan. 1st to get reservations, first call, first serve. The Pepin Museum has added an addition and will redress itself for spring. Also, Steve Luse is no longer the director at Burr Oak. But despite all the changes I hope that you will continue to enjoy the post.
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Unfortuanately, Mansfield and Pepin now have their Laura Days on the same weekend and since it’s roughly 14 hours of driving between them, you can do one or the other, but not both. I’ve spoken for the last 3 years at the Pepin Public Library during the event and I think it’s a good choice, you can’t listen to Pa’s original fiddle, but you can listen to a primo traditional fiddle contest and hear some great fiddle music.
Sandra Hume, editor of The Homesteader, was in Pepin on Saturday and she reinforced for me just how much of the Pepin Laura Days is family friendly and a great place for little Laura fans and their siblings.
I had already given up on was my boat ride on Lake Pepin. As I mostly want to go to take pictures and the forecast was for clouds and rain, I had given…
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