I took a day (Thursday as a matter of fact!) and went to Springfield for the day. I've been down there numerous times in school for the education "thing" and didn't really enjoy it much. But now that I'm older and "wiser" I've really been itching to go again and see it through different eyes. And it was an AMAZING trip. I don't know if any of you have been there, but I HIGHLY recommend the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. We didn't check out the Library b/c we running short on time but the museum is a MUST SEE! You could only take pictures inside 2 parts of the museum (one was a children's play area) and the other was the plaza...so thats where my some of my pics were taken at. But all in all, it was a very fun trip. Sad to say they were doing construction on Lincoln's Tomb and didn't get back to see Oak Ridge and some other interesting things but I've seen it before (and I wanted to see it again) plus do more exploring, but it wasn't in the cards for me--. Any way, hope you like the pictures. C/C always welcome! 1. Shot of the Presdential Museum "block" 2. The Museum-there is a walkway across the the street that leads to the Library which (externally) looks exactly like the Library 3. The "White House"....this was the COOLEST part of the museum..it took you from Lincoln's candidacy to his death and it was awesome! Plus you wouldn't believe how massive it was inside! 4. Looking in at Mary Todd Lincoln 5. Here's the Family...and looking past Mary's shoulder is John Wilkes Booth...I didn't plan how it turned out but overall, I think it was pretty cool that he showed up like that! 6. Officers out front...(these were all creepy wax figurines by the way!)..I didn't read the names on these so I'm not sure if the man on the left is actually a woman or not...I know sometimes guys like to "puff" up their shoulders and back so I don't know if that's whats going on but whatever it is, this "man" has a bust! 7. Lincoln's Home... 8. Old State Capitol: 9. Old State Capitol Again: 10. New State Capitol: 11. Again... 12. IL WWII Memorial: 13. Quote from a wall at IL WWII Memorial: 14. IL Korean War Memorial: 15. Lincoln's Final Resting Place...( or so they say! haha) 16. Lincoln's Head-His nose is rubbed gold from everyone who has come over the years. Its tradition that you reach up and rub his nose for luck! Whew! I know that was quite a few! But I took tons more! Hope you enjoyed! Don't forget to C/C me!