Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kirtland to Springfield

Our first stop to Utah was actually at Camp Crooked Creek in Kentucky where Seth was a counselor for the Boy Scout Camp here 12 years ago! It was a lot of fun to see the place from where I have heard so many stories.

After 9 hours we made it to Kirtland.

Linc trying to break in!

This is looking out of the top tower on the Temple. You can see the graveyard down below.

And here we are in the tower looking out over the roof. A beautiful fly trap is hanging next to Lincoln's head!

On our way to Springfield, we stopped off in some little tiny town for dinner and we saw this live bait vending machine! Seth thought it was great!
Luckily we bought some DVD players for the kids to watch movies in the car. That was such a life saver.

In Springfield Illinois our second stop, we went to the Lincoln library and museum and if you ever find yourself in Springfield, you should definitely go! It was the coolest museum ever! The kids even loved it! Here is Lincoln with Lincoln as a young man.

And here he is again with Lincolns wife and kids.

Now they are both dancing in front of them!

Bekah playing with some Lincoln Logs.

They had a great play place for the kids. Of course Ella has the horses!

Here is the state capitol that Lincoln served as a House Rep and where Pres. Obama announced his run for the presidency!

Inside the Senate.

It was a great first half of the trip across the country! Next time, Nauvoo to Independence.

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