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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Visiting Abe Lincoln’s Home & Tomb–Springfield, IL

Patsy and I left our fellow travelers behind in Wisconsin and headed toward Texas on Sunday morning.  We drove south to Springfield, IL and spent the night in the Double J RV Park in nearby Chatham, IL.

After looking at brochures and checking out the internet, we decided to spend some time in Springfield to tour the Abe Lincoln Home National Historic site and the Lincoln Tomb.

We knew that you had to have tickets for the tour, and that the Lincoln Center opened at 8:30am, so we started out early.  We got tickets for a 9:10am tour, and got to walk through the home and then the surrounding neighborhood that has been restored to the period.IMG_3641


Inside the Lincoln Home………….




From the home, we rode over to the Lincoln Tomb…..


As can be seen above, Abe’s nose is the shiniest part of any bronze statue in the town.  Everybody touches it for good luck.

On the way back to the Bus, we drove by both the current Capitol building and the old Capitol building.  Here they are, oldest first……….


We also drove past this mural……… done in pixels:


We left the RV Park about noon, and drove through St. Louis, MO on the way to Little Rock, AR to visit our granddaughter, Rachel!

Going through St. Louis, Patsy captured some pictures from the Bus window.  First the Arch of St. Louis………….


And Cardinal Stadium……….


We overnighted on a Wal-Mart parking lot in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  We arrived in Little Rock at 11:00am on Tuesday, and by 4:00pm, we had picked up Rachel from daycare.  She is spending the night in the Bus…….. and is happy about it!!

More Rachel in the next post.

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