Red Roof Inn Springfield IL
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... they packed up and moved the town in 1855! The "powers that be" at the time decided a new name was needed also. After some deliberation the name of the new town became Atlanta. At Springfield we find ourselves at the Cozy Dog. The Cozy Dog Drive In is a restaurant located in Springfield, Illinois which claims to be the first place to serve the corn dog. The claim states that the deep fried, battered hot dog on a stick ...
... style. The place is now a museum. About 30 Downton Abbey costumes were on display, and were really impressive too.
We also got slapped with our first 90º day of 2015! Gag! You probably don’t have much sympathy, do you? There is no question there will be lots more of that, and worse.
Let me just say about the above, that the weather has turned kinda ugly, delivering thunder and downpours ...
... sold and scattered around the country!
Our last stop of the day was to see the Lincoln Presidential Museum. Yesterday they told us it would take several hours to tour. I laughed because it just didn’t look that big. But I was wrong. We were there for almost three hours. There was a play we attended that was about the owner and a stage hand talking about the assignation.
When Lincoln’s funeral ...
... better. For what Jason lacks in brain power he makes up for in his skating ability, he was ripping the skatepark up!!! Finally we managed to find Angies house after a little bit of going up and down streets. Angie wondered where the hell we were and was waiting outside for us. Angie let me use her shower but that was probably for her own good cause i was stinking and let me help myself to all the beers in the fridge, what a nice person! It was getting late and ...
... as was some of the furniture pieces. We also toured the Lincoln Presidential Museum. There were exhibits that went from his boyhood to his assassination. One funny thing is they had a room lined with political cartoons of the day. He was not well liked by some and the comments were not much different than today.
This is the first of many historical sites we will visit on this trip.