Homestyle Inn & Suites
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I love to travel. I'm sure, if you are reading this, that we have that in common. I am not rich by any means but I feel like life is short and I should experience adventures now instead of waiting a whole lifetime and trying to do everything when I am older and may not be able to enjoy it as much.
Not everyone will agree with me but I prefer to live for the now. Every year as I ...
Slept well, and woke up early and headed to Starbucks to stoke up on oatmeal and 2 large cups of coffee. I drove back to downtown Springfield to visit the Lincoln Library and Museum. They are now housed in two adjoining buildings that were dedicated in 2002. I went into the Museum first, and paid $15.00 which gained me access to the Museum, Library and Union Station where there is a special display of items related to the Spielberg movie "Lincoln". ...
... to say I find things to be better elsewhere. Rather, I think some of the unpleasant aspects of where America fails to live up to its potential – the crass materialism, pervasive entitlement mentality, predominant culture of willful ignorance and anti-intellectualism, extremes of wealth and poverty, loss of personal freedom as the country becomes ever more of a police state, to name but a few – have become more glaring to me from travel abroad. ...
... volunteers. Such passion and belief these people hold and breath to keep Route 66 alive. It's in our veins now. We're smitten by the whole thing. This trip just gets better every new place we visit. Just around the corner is another piece of history to relish. As we ride by, people wave at us and smile.. Cheering us on. I think this is what their doing! i wave back anyway!! Off to Oklahoma tomorrow some 290 ...
... from Springfield. Illinois to Columbia, Missouri and you will see a couple of interesting things we saw along the way...and believe me there wasn't much!
So HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY...Kick your feet up and let the family take care of YOU!
Another 75 miles or so tomorrow to reach Independence, MO and the life and times of Harry S. Truman!