I did already make it very clear to my homeschooler that she will be doing a report and presentation on this trip for her Social Studies class. Brownie points never hurt 🙂
We saw a lot of amazing things at the Presidential Museum and Library yesterday, and did also tour the Lincoln home. Some of the things we did yesterday are below. We also visited Lincoln’s New Salem today, as well as a local zoo. That post should be up tomorrow.
We are leaving tomorrow so I have a 6-7 hour drive back home; it is also possible that absolutely nothing will get done once I make that drive!
Day one went fairly well, we visited Lincoln’s Tomb (I may have to visit again before I leave!) and we are going to the Presidential Museum and Library today. We had to make sure we all rubbed Abraham’s nose 🙂
The crowds should start arriving today, and other than some minor issues of getting lost (dead phones, sketchy maps) we managed to get around fairly easy yesterday. By Tomorrow, I expect it to be wall-to-wall people, everywhere. Which is why I did not make an itinerary to try to stick to and stress myself out 🙂
All of us…I have heard nothing for the past several weeks except death, violence, protests, shootings, killings, vengeance, and hate.
How can anyone be in the Christmas spirit when they cannot even turn on the news or radio without having to hear about another person shot, another person killing the innocent, another person fighting the system? What system exactly has caused all of this violence? Possibly the system of we as Americans, and as a Country, that can no longer stand together and support those we voted into office. Instead of supporting those in charge, we now feel it is our right, duty, and obligation to tear down, embarrass, harass, and humiliate anyone and everyone who does not agree with our own personal thoughts and beliefs.
As my most favorite President said, “A House divided against itself cannot stand.” No other President may have ever spoken wiser words. I am sure Mr. Abraham Lincoln is hanging his head in sorrow today.
And that, my Friends, is the end of my ranting. My girls and myself are going to have a wonderful Christmas, and focus on everything we have been blessed with. If that means listening to Christmas Music on CD’s and watching movies on DVD’s, so be it. I for one am tuning out the rest of the world until December 26th. If something happens before then that I should be aware of, I am sure I will be made aware of it.
May each and every one of you have a wonderful, Blessed Christmas full of Peace and Joy!