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... history to visit Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in search of the burial site of one of Patty's ancestors. We had a section and lot number. We did not have a map. That proved to be a problem. We drove around and around and around without ever seeing any section markers. We found Orville and Wilbur's graves, but not the one we were looking for. Maybe we should have done a little more research :0). We may try again tomorrow.
Otherwise we continue heading ...
... IL was a high point for us in Illinois!
One of the highlights of the week was a two night stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton OH. Bobbi had a great time SHOPPING at the Base Exchange and Commissary, which was one of the largest facilities we have seen. We spent a very short 3 hours touring the National Museum of the Air Force (spectacular!) which we had never even heard of before we arrived here! ...
... became a Poet Laureate. Maya Angelou used the last line from one of his poems as the title for one of her books 'I know why the caged bird sings'. From there we went to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Wow! Huge place. Very tight security at the door. The facility is big enough to house about three or four dozen airplanes. It's well presented and laid out but, to do it justice, you would need more than one ...
... present. It was surprising to see so many British Aircraft, including a rare Bristol Beaufighter. There was also a missile silo-like building housing quite a few rockets. Side exhibits included the Aviation Hall of Fame and a chance to fly a space shuttle simulator (which couldn’t be resisted)!
The afternoon saw us at Carillon Historical Park, touring the many old buildings and exhibits in the 65 acre setting ...
... sorting though so many groceries to find what we needed. We invested in 2 food storage/prep items that worked really well for us-an electric Igloo cooler that plugged into our DC adapter in the van. We also purchased a converter so we could plug it in when we had electricity. This eliminated the need to be on constant search for ice and nothing was soggy! The other thing we bought was a 3 burner propane camping stove with a griddle. Car Entertainment: Some may be ...
Other places to stay in Springfield
383 E. Leffel Lane, Springfield | 3 star hotelfrom $73
100 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield | 3 star hotelfrom $112
101 West Leffel Lane, Springfield | 2 star hotelfrom $101
11 West Leffel Lane, Springfield | 2 star hotelfrom $53
121 Raydo Circle, Springfield | 2 star hotelfrom $101
1751 West 1st Street, Springfield | 3 star hotelfrom $97
319 East Leffel Lane, Springfield | 1 star hotelfrom $67
155 West Leffel Lane, Springfield | 2 star hotelfrom $84
1715 West North St., Springfield | Hotelfrom $42