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... natural beauty. This post is just an introduction, there will be much more to come as travel plans are made. In the next few months we have our anual girlfrend getaway planned and will a lot of great things to share. Until then the planning and anticipation are great!
I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride as I dream, plan, and travel to see the world one step at a time.
... surrounding Lincoln and presidency. Library: The library is a working research library and does have some revolving exhibits to view, however, it doesn't come close to the museum for browsing. The library collection is immense. One exhibit said that more books have been written about Lincoln than any other person with the exception of Jesus Christ. Lincoln: The Spielberg movie no doubt provides our majority conduit into the life and times of Abe ...
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 ...
So today we left at Chicago at 8am. Rather early esp as I have a yucky head cold. But we made our way out of the big city towards our first stop of Pontiac via sections of freeway and route 66. Lots of route 66 has been paved over or runs along side the main freeways. We stopped in Pontiac and were greated by the Mayor. We had a great tour of Bob Waldmire's Road 'yacht' and saw lots ...
... of Frank and his family which someone had put together so carefully and lovingly.
I didn't stay for the actual funeral, opting to walk Mom and Aunt Mary out to their car and then I was off on my quest.
I didn't have to ask directions to Lincoln's tomb. I had been there many times, having gone to High School in Springfield. It was a regular stop on the "Lincoln Historic Sites" tour we always gave ...