Travel Blogs from Springfield
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 ...
... Atlanta is also home to an octagonal-shape library building, a grain elevator museum and the Bunyon Giant who has been moved there from Cicero, Illinois. Next stop of the day was in Lincoln where it's town square contains an impressive courthouse before I was back on the road continuing through the small communities of Broadwell and Elkhart. In Williamsville I was able to take a loop through town ...
... 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 ...
We woke to a foggy, damp and pretty miserable day but our plans would not be dampened. Springfield, capital of the State of Illinois and home to its most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln prior to his move to the White House in 1861, became our focus for the day.
First stop was the Lincoln Home - a preserved historic section of the city, four blocks long. I'm pretty sure we were the ONLY tourists there ...
In my last post, I mentioned the State Fair campground. It's wild. I say that because, it appears to have been laid out by someone unaware of the topography. Most of the sites are on rolling hills and nowhere close to level. The host tells me it will fill up next week and all spaces will be taken. They fill up during the state fair with vendors. The vendors will pay $700.00 per ...
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