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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 ...
... Olive and Litchfield before joining I-55 towards Glenarm. At Glenarm I left the interstate to travel a short distance off Route 66 to view the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge which like Route 66 has been by-passed by a more modern bridge. Back in Springfield I manages to snap the State Capitol building just before sunset and before retiring for the night with a Subway for sustenance. Top temperature today was ...
... school groups. We both followed the tourist instructions and rubbed the bust of Lincoln's nose for luck (he'll eventually have no nose!). We walked inside into the rotunda which had a miniature version of the Lincoln monument in Washington DC. The room has a palladium roof - when it was built it was more expensive than gold. It is also surrounded by 16 marble columns, representing him being the 16th president, and ...
... 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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