The weather was forecast to be good so we decided to get up early and head out to Springfield to see the Abe Lincoln Home, and Library & Museum. It's about a two hour drive to Springfield with little traffic, and got to the Lincoln Home Visitors Center for the first stop. I called our RV-Dreams friends Char and Denny and they drove over from Bloomington, IL to join us. The Abe Lincoln Home is a National Historical Site, so Jim - being a disabled veteran - applied for a Federal Parks Lifetime Access Pass. It will be nice now to get into any National Park or Historical Site for half price.
We took many pictures and I'll put most of them in a folder and have them later. Here's a few...
Here I'm checking things out in a sidewalk telescope.
Lincoln's house. He lived here for 17 years before being elected President and leaving for Washington.
Some of the rooms in the house.
They tried to hide the chamber pot under the bed. I'm glad we don't have those now days.
I'm learning to do a web album in Picasa, and once I do I'll post the rest of the photos, along with photos of all the RV Parks and the Sightseeing trips we've done so far. But until then, here's a few more from today.
Our son and a couple other people mentioned D'Arcy's Pint, an Irish pub in Springfield. It's famous for a dish call a Horseshoe. It's a huge hamburger patty with fries and cheese on top of it.
We got home in time to meet for dinner with friends of Jim's from his military days. We had a great time catching up with both families' lives over the past few years. Thank you so much Bob and Paula for dinner and a great time.
It's been a very long day, but it was wonderful. One of Jim's goals on the road is to visit all of the Presidential libraries and museums. There are 13 of them and he's been to two so far, Truman and Lincoln. There's so many more to go. We'll get there; we're free to go and do as we want.