As promised, but slower than I would have liked. I finally posted the pictures of our time visiting Chinatown in Chicago. We walked around, bought some candy, ate at Won Kow and did a lot of window shopping. 311 more words
Here are some of the pictures that we took at Lincoln’s museum and library in Springfield, IL. We visited here with my sister on Saturday. Before we looked through the museum we visited Lincoln’s home there in Springfield. 413 more words
Cody and Chase found a hole in the graveyard and shined a flashlight down it. They could have looked down into that hole for 20 more minutes but we talked them into getting back into the van.
The sign had been on the tree for so long that the tree started to grow around it.
The stones were crooked. Some of them so old you couldn’t read what was written anymore. Gave the graveyard a lot of character.
This old pot was in the graveyard. It reminded me of my mom. When I was about 6 she bought a flower pot just like this. It still sits in her backyard over thirty years later.
Jazz and I got out to find the oldest grave in the cemetery. We couldn’t find it, or it couldn’t be read anymore. You can see our van off in the distance.
We tried to go around on the tour but kept getting turned around back in the graveyard. It was fun though.
Across the way from Lincoln there was another nice structure. It was a governor named Tanner. It was a bit creepy and not clean inside. It also looked like his entire family was also buried just off to the right of this picture.
A beautiful old oak. The branch started way up in the tree and then dipped down so far we could touch it. I told the kids to stand under the branch for a picture.
I held Caity up to the branch of the tree in the previous picture and she grinned at Kelly and Christen for a picture.
There is Tanner’s grave across the way from Lincoln’s Tomb.