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Abe Lincoln early years

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August 29 2011
We spent the early morning searching for a Gazebo to drink our coffee. We definitely miss those mornings looking out over the lake and talking about anything and everything. Oh well, maybe next year. What can I say about Indiana, corn, corn and more corn! It’s mile after mile of corn fields. The people are really friendly, they have been hit hard by the economy but they have a great attitude. Hope and change passed them by. Sorry it just slipped out.
We started out in the morning looking for an Amish Village in Gasthof. After several faults starts we found Gasthof. It consisted of an antique store and Amish buffet. The other thing we found out, most restaurants and Amish activities are closed on Monday. That included the winery that we wanted to see. We did find a local restaurant that was opened and had fish and chips. We learned that chips don’t necessarily mean French fries. Chips are chips and French fries are French fries. Two meals and a beverage, $14.00 dollars, not too shabby. After lunch we headed off to Lincoln Hills. It’s a national park that depicts the early years of Abe Lincoln. The Lincoln family moved from Kentucky to Indiana early on and he spent most of his early years in this area before moving on to Illinois in his twenties. His mother was instrumental in his home education and instilled in him his passion to read. She died early on from milk sickness, caused by cows eating snakeroot. After his move to Illinois, the rest is history. That about rounded out the day and now it’s back to the condo for happy hour and a home cooked meal. See you all soon.
We hope all you folks on the east coast are safe. Cape Cod lost power and had some downed trees but escaped in fairly good shape. It looks like some of the other folks didn’t do as well. Give us a shout and let us know if everything is ok. For a category 1 storm, it sure caused a lot of damage.
Bob and Annette

Posted by Annette-Bob 05:22

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