Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
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... Lincoln so after a stop at Cold Stone for ice cream on arrival we toured about to see his tomb. Passed the State capital building too which was impressive.
Bob Evans diner for dinner so managed to source vegetables. Succumbed to the chocolate cake dessert too. Mmm. Piccies to follow once my photographers have their act in order;)
First up was a visit to President Abraham Lincoln's Tomb. I made sure to take a photo of Bern reading signs since he is teased by those who know him about how he has to read them wherever he goes. Good thing that I enjoy it too :)
Then we headed to Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield. When we found out the next tour was more than an hour's wait we agreed to just watch the movie about Lincoln's life prior to his becoming president ...
... Springfield is the capital of Illinois and the home of Abraham Lincoln from 1831 until his presidency in 1861. He is buried there too. We did a driveby of his home and the capital building. The KOA was about 7 miles from the highway which is unusual for them. They are usually right by the highway. This was a beautiful spot very near lake springfield .It's amazing how much warmer and greener it was a little bit south. Spring was so much more apparent in the trees ...
... dogs at the RNA at home are way better! The restaurant did have lots of cool Route 66 memorabilia and a wall covered in number plates from the eight route states. We learned that the artist guy with the bus we saw earlier in Pontiac was the son of the cozy dog inventor. After this grease injection we headed for the Lincoln visitor centre and booked a Lincoln home guided visit. We had time to see the film at the ...
... looks! Then we travelled to his tomb site at the Oak Ridge cemetery. We all rubbed the bronze head statue's nose of Lincoln, its said to be good luck! We then had a tour of his family tomb site which was fascinating! Finally we moved on to our hotel for the next 2 nights in St Louis. Tomorrow its another early start to go see the Union arch, downtown St Louis and the Budweiser ...