Monday, May 20, 2013

Well Hello Mr. Lincoln!

 While in Springfield, IL, we visited an amazing outdoor and sporting goods store called Scheels.  This store had an indoor ferris wheel, displays of the presidents, a beautiful salt water aquarium and lots more.  The prices reflected the amount of money they put into the place, but we grabbed a couple of t-shirts from clearance and really enjoyed our visit!
 This is a photo of Lincoln's home (the only one he ever owned).  We took a nice tour of the home and enjoyed walking around the neighborhood some.
 Before we came home, we decided to seek out Lincoln's Tomb.  It was worth the time to see this.  It was in a beautiful cemetery and was very majestic looking.
The Lincoln Museum was one of the best museums I have been to.  It had a nice variety of displays, a play area for children, and was generally well done.  My favorite display was a modern looking TV studio featuring Tim Russert "covering" the election of 1860.  I am a fan of Tim Russert and it was a nice way to "modernize" the election and make it relevant. 

We just got back from a nice weekend trip to Springfield, Il.  The trip was a gift from our children for a combined Mother's Day and Father's Day gift.  We stayed at a nice hotel just two blocks from the Museum Complex.  We reserved a hotel so close to minimize Randy's need to walk long distances.  (He has been having an awful time with arthritis and his deteriorating ankle).  But as it turns out, we drove everywhere we went because the town is so easy to get around in, and his ankle was just killing him!  It has been quite a while since we have left home and it was nice to have a change of scenery.  I highly recommend this trip to anyone who likes history or wants to learn more about Abe Lincoln. 

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