The kids and I joined my mother on her birthday trip to Springfield. We stopped at New Salem Village – which, if you visit at the end of February, is basically a reproduction village empty of people and open space for your kids to run around. Here they are enjoying:
Abe reads a story to SuperBoy
A volunteer who said, come here, children, get your picture taken.
A volunteer with few children relational skills, mind you.
Kids are reenacting a fight scene in front of Lincoln’s store. No, I don’t know why.
Kids ordering lunch at what they called “the first hot dog stand ever!”
On the way to the hotel, I spotted a soda fountain at a pharmacy – and one knows never to pass up a chance to get a treat at a soda fountain! The lady working was really friendly and the soda fountain was new and actually really pretty.
Stained glass window over the fountain: