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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 ...
... about his life up to becoming president. This also had 4D film effects with flashing lights, cannon smoke and rumbling of the floor. We then joined the 1:30pm tour group for a walk through his home. We were led through his home one room at a time (there was a tour group in every room), handed from one Parks officer to another who then recited information about the room and it's contents. We reckon the officers would ...
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, ...
... tour. Edwards Place was the home of prominent local attorney Benjamin S. Edwards and his wife Helen from 1843 to 1909. Edwards Place was a center for social activity in Springfield, where leading citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained at lavish receptions, dinner parties and summer picnics. ...
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