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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 ...
... food stop opened in 1946, the Gemini Giant at Wilmington, two brilliantly restored gas stations and a maple sirup (correct sp!) shop which marked the halfway point in Illinois.
200 miles took nearly 6 hours due to regular photo ops and diversions. We arrived in the State Capital exhausted but elated. We had driven on the right in our automatic Chevy, negotiated Stop signs (everyone stops and then takes turns!) and were delighted to be on the road on our journey. What an excellent ...
... related to Lincoln. We wanted to catch the last tour of the Historic Edwards Place. I estimate the distance from Chicago to Springfield to be about 200 miles...so we had to keep on the road...stopping only briefly. We arrived to find the tour guide had just left...but Jean was able to arrange to have the director of the facility give ...
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