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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 ...
... columns representing the number of states in the Union when he became president. You then walk through a winding corridor to the inner vault which contains a huge fossilized marble tombstone (the actual casket is buried securely 10 ft underground), and a wall vault containing the remains of his wife, and three off his four children (who did not survive past childhood). Back outside we made our way to Bill Shea's ...
So armed with our car and our EZ66 guide (easy, well we'll see) off we set this morning having retraced our steps by car to the original starting point on Adams and Michigan. After just a slight diversion ( the Chicago Fire and Rescue deciding to practice their skills Downtown and shut off several streets) we set off following our invaluable guide on the first part of our journey, 200 miles to Springfield, the State Capital.
Some sights en route included Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket, ...
... Mini yay. After a few minutes we came across a Walmart. We went in for a shop - found a cable to connect Vicki's iPod to the stereo and went on our merry way again. Getting to the hotel was fairly simple and when we checked in the man at the desk was really helpful telling us about places to eat. Once we can in, we were both tired so happily sat down and chilled out for the rest of the night with a very strong cup of ...
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