Holiday Inn Express Springfield
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Lincoln so after a stop at Cold Stone for ice cream on arrival we toured about to see his tomb. Passed the State capital building too which was impressive.
Bob Evans diner for dinner so managed to source vegetables. Succumbed to the chocolate cake dessert too. Mmm. Piccies to follow once my photographers have their act in order;)
First up was a visit to President Abraham Lincoln's Tomb. I made sure to take a photo of Bern reading signs since he is teased by those who know him about how he has to read them wherever he goes. Good thing that I enjoy it too :)
Then we headed to Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield. When we found out the next tour was more than an hour's wait we agreed to just watch the movie about Lincoln's life prior to his becoming president ...
... this point having crossed over the state border from Missouri to Illinois). When we located 66 we passed through a few cute little towns before we managed to get up to Livingston - a small town only a stones throw from St Louis. In Livingston we headed for the Antique Mall, not to shop, but to see large fiberglass Mufflermen (the name given to large scale tourist enticing attractions used to get the attention of passing trade). We saw the flying saucer, ...
... by the end of the day saying the same thing over and over. There is not much original left in the house - but we were told not to touch the walls or doors and stay on the blue carpet. The only thing we were allowed to touch was the original railing to assist ourselves climb the stairs. Before we knew it we were out the back door and the tour was over. We then drove over to Lincoln's tomb and got there just with ...
... tape and it was really interesting to watch. We hope you’ll enjoy it too.
After the retreat was over they opened up the tomb and we were allowed to go through it. Wow! It is quite large (117 feet) and his wife and three of his four children are buried in the tomb with him. His oldest son, Robert, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
We spent time going through the Lincoln Museum and Library, which were quite impressive, giving that much of what Lincoln ...