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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 ...
Left Bloomington and rejoined the original road after a short stint on the interstate. Followed Route 66 as it wound it's way past McLean before making a stop in Atlanta. I was very fortunate to arrive at the right time to be allowed to see the inside working of the clock tower just prior to the chimes for 10am. The clock is hand-wound and there are a team of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring it ...
... 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 ...
... It was still in business, but wasnt open when we were there, which was a shame. But, we pulled our car into the carpark and pretended we were watching it anyway (sad I know!).
We then set off to see the best thing so far, the Cozy Dog Drive In. It had been on Route 66 since 1949 and was still going strong. We were determined to find it. It said in our book that it was in Springfield, so he headed on through and then looked ...
... would not have won. He barely got elected, and we all know the history from there on down.
Another interesting point about Lincoln was that he was a clean shaven man until he became president. Now, we’ve heard that a young girl wrote him and told him he would look much more “presidential” if he had a beard; and, we’ve also heard that a very dear friend of his advised him to grow a beard so he would look “older” and be taken more ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed