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Five Weeks Flew By!

Five Weeks Flew By!

So much has happened since our last post. We'd love to go into greater detail about every adventure but it's time we got you caught up to where we are now. Hopefully we'll do a better of job of timely posts going forward. It was way back on Tuesday July 11th that we...

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Lincoln’s New Salem

Lincoln’s New Salem

In 1831 Abraham Lincoln, then a young adult, chose New Salem, Illinois as his home. Although at that point he didn't have any particular life ambitions, there were people in this newly established community that would offer a young Abe employment, lodging, and...

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Abe Lincoln in Springfield

Abe Lincoln in Springfield

Our proposed route as of now is into Illinois then north into Wisconsin, so a logical next stop is a visit to Springfield, the capitol city in Illinois. We were able to get reservations for a reasonably price back-in site at the Springfield KOA Journey for three...

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A View that Lincoln Knew

A View that Lincoln Knew

Feeling refreshed we continued our journey of understanding the young Lincoln at Knob Creek Farm. This was the location of Abe's first memories, when his father was fighting a legal battle to reclaim Sinking Creek Farm, where Thomas and Nancy took a bold stand against...

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Sinking Spring Farm

Sinking Spring Farm

Now sheltered by the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial is a historic log cabin much like the one in which Nancy Hanks Lincoln gave birth on February 12, 1809. She and her husband Thomas named their son after his grandfather Abraham. Although the family was forced to leave...

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Lincoln’s Springfield

Lincoln’s Springfield

Although we knew that the remnants of Hurricane Gustav were headed our way and arranged our camp for minimal mess breaking camp in the rain,  it was still a messy affair. We had to return to the laundry room to dry our bedding before heading out. The rain...

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Back at the Illinois Visitor's Center, the attendant told us that if there was just one thing to see in Illinois it was the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield so that's where we went. It was wonderful. We stayed until the museum closed then did some...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.