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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 ...
... Atlanta is also home to an octagonal-shape library building, a grain elevator museum and the Bunyon Giant who has been moved there from Cicero, Illinois. Next stop of the day was in Lincoln where it's town square contains an impressive courthouse before I was back on the road continuing through the small communities of Broadwell and Elkhart. In Williamsville I was able to take a loop through town ...
... dogs at the RNA at home are way better! The restaurant did have lots of cool Route 66 memorabilia and a wall covered in number plates from the eight route states. We learned that the artist guy with the bus we saw earlier in Pontiac was the son of the cozy dog inventor. After this grease injection we headed for the Lincoln visitor centre and booked a Lincoln home guided visit. We had time to see the film at the ...
... 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