Monday, December 05, 2011

Mini Vacation in August with Grandma

In August of this year, we went on a mini vacation with my mom.  We went to Springfield, Illinois and visited many places that related to Abraham Lincoln and we also went to Missouri and visited  the home of Mark Twain.  I will post a few of the pictures from our time together.

The kids enjoyed dressing up with costumes from the time period of Lincoln. 
L to R: Samuel, Briana, Julissa, and Alex
Curtis and Grandma were shopping in the bookstore!
The kids are standing in front of the Lincoln Family. 

Julissa, Alex, and Briana enjoying themselves in the play area at the Lincoln Museum.

Samuel and Alex thoroughly enjoying being dressed the part.

Alex peeking over Samuel's shoulder.

The above pictures were all taken at the Lincoln Presidential Museum.

There was a miniature golf course not too far from our hotel, so we took advantage of it.  We enjoyed playing miniature golf with my mom.  I believe this was the first time she had ever played.

Curtis, Mom, and I

The next group of pictures were taken at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.

Curtis, Samuel, Alex, Briana, and Julissa

Grandma and her grandkids

Mom and I






Curtis and Samuel

Now we are getting ready to tour Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's Singing Troubadours at the visitor center to Lincoln's home.  This group did a wonderful job singing acapella. I believe I could have sat there and listened to them for hours.

After touring the Lincoln Home, we got to listen to Mr. Lincoln talk in his backyard.  Curtis is listening intently to what he has to say.
Mr. Lincoln
Briana and Julissa with Mr. Lincoln
Julissa and Briana with Mrs. Lincoln

Lincoln's Tomb
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