Northfield Inn & Suites Springfield
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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 ...
... Route 66. Unfortunately it is only open at weekends. In Mt Olive I stopped at the restored Soulsby Station which has a large number of Shell and Route 66 memorabilia inside. I followed this stretch of the route to Staunton where the early route and the 1930s route converge and turned around to take the route back to Springfield. Along the way I was able to take the 1940-1977 version of Route 66 through ...
... oldest service station on Route 66 but it was closed. We then did a drive-by the Route 66 Drive In, and on the way spotted a place called Texas Roadhouse which looked like an ideal place to return to for dinner. This turned out to be just like the old Lone Star a Restaurants at home, even down to peanuts in their shells that they stopped serving at home (no workplace health and safety here!). After dinner we headed for our ...
... through the Lincoln family cabin in the woods. Then we ventured into the second section of the museum - the White House that explained Lincoln's years in Washington.
By now it was past lunchtime and we needed to head towards St. Louis. But two things first:
1. Needed to put closure to the Lincoln experience by visiting his tomb in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Unfortunately, it was closed to the ...
... and receives a gem and several peaches and diamonds. Google this one and check it out. Also, we toured the Old State House, where Abe spent some of his early days and his Law Office in town.
Today, we went to his Tomb. Great Tomb! We were able to go inside and check out the statues and stone work. Next was Lincoln's Springfield home, where he and his family lived ...
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