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Not a bad run compared to tomorrows trip - as we arrived early and before we could book in we went into down town Springfield and visited The Abraham Lincoln Museum - they may only have a short past compared to ours but they are very good at presenting it ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfiel d,_Illinois http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.co m/Lincoln/Museum/ Glad we made the visit - especially as the Motel was out of the way, although clean and comfortable I wasn't ...
... Olive and Litchfield before joining I-55 towards Glenarm. At Glenarm I left the interstate to travel a short distance off Route 66 to view the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge which like Route 66 has been by-passed by a more modern bridge. Back in Springfield I manages to snap the State Capitol building just before sunset and before retiring for the night with a Subway for sustenance. Top temperature today was ...
... by the end of the day saying the same thing over and over. There is not much original left in the house - but we were told not to touch the walls or doors and stay on the blue carpet. The only thing we were allowed to touch was the original railing to assist ourselves climb the stairs. Before we knew it we were out the back door and the tour was over. We then drove over to Lincoln's tomb and got there just with ...
... through the Lincoln family cabin in the woods. Then we ventured into the second section of the museum - the White House that explained Lincoln's years in Washington.
By now it was past lunchtime and we needed to head towards St. Louis. But two things first:
1. Needed to put closure to the Lincoln experience by visiting his tomb in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Unfortunately, it was closed to the ...
... got to sit in it :) he had pins on maps from all the people who had ever stopped and I was the first from belfast in quite a few years! Heading towards Pontiac it was like Roberts idea of heaven......tractors galore! They seemed to be having a tractor run and I even had the privilege of going around to see all the excellent machinery there was to offer lol i jest as it was quite cool but don't tell Robert that! ...
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