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Another Day in Springfield, Illinois!

Published May 2, 2015 by Angela

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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John Wilkes Booth about to shoot the President

John Wilkes Booth about to shoot the President

The President and Mrs. Lincoln watching the play

The President and Mrs. Lincoln watching the play

Lincoln casket lying in state

Lincoln casket lying in state

Abe courting Mary Todd

Abe courting Mary Todd

Lincoln's boys being boys!

Lincoln’s boys being boys!

Springfield, Illinois – All THings Lincoln Vacation!

Published May 1, 2015 by Angela

Day one went fairly well, we visited Lincoln’s Tomb (I may have to visit again before I leave!) andย we areย going to the Presidential Museum and Library today. We had to make sure we all rubbed Abraham’s nose ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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How to kill a dead chicken

Published October 2, 2013 by Angela

Yes, I said it. Yes, it’s an oxymoron ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still trying to wrap my head around letting a chicken “rot” for 6 weeks in my refrigerator. Apparently all it takes is a raw chicken, 2 lbs of salt, a box of baking powder, and a box of baking soda. It needs to be checked once a week, and the salt rinsed off and changed if it is wet. We can add spices later if we want. Hmmm, I know when people were mummified back in the day (OK, way, way back) that sometimes they were covered in spices. To help with the odor, I would imagine.

Now I don’t know exactly what kind of spices I can find at my grocery store that would have been common back then, but I do know if this chicken starts smelling, he is going to be taking his deep sleep in cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices so he at least smells good ๐Ÿ™‚

This experiment is set to begin Friday. Expect some rather disturbing pictures in the near future ๐Ÿ™‚