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We spent last night in Lincoln. It is halfway between our last stop outside St. Louis, and Chicago.
After we left Collinsville, we took a detour to Alton, a town on the Missip where there are locks for river boats. We spent about an hour watching a barge towing one barge 3 boats wide up the river a tad, then another came into the lock. Once the water level had risen, the gates opened and ...
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 ...
Left Bloomington and rejoined the original road after a short stint on the interstate. Followed Route 66 as it wound it's way past McLean before making a stop in Atlanta. I was very fortunate to arrive at the right time to be allowed to see the inside working of the clock tower just prior to the chimes for 10am. The clock is hand-wound and there are a team of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring it ...
... neat stop. After that, about fifteen minutes down the road on I-70 WEst another pull off for this place called Artichoke Annies Antiques. It was a monstrous antique store with tons of stuff. Lucky for Bryan we stopped...he found the 2 goblet glasses to complete his set. Back on the road and into Kansas City by 4:00 p.m. Our hotel, a Best Western is in the town of Independence...home of President Truman. We plan to tour his museum tomorrow.
... and explains that the Amish people originate in Germany so they speak to each other in German, high German in church and low German in daily life. We go to Yoders for lunch, again at great expense.. $28 for all of us! We take a drive up and doesn't some of the narrow country roads and stop at a blacksmith's house and then the bakery house . The Amish people appear to lives simple life without machinery or vehicles. They have horse and cart ...
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