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I'm Still Here!

Twenty two days ago I started a new post which would wrap up final day (or two) of our MEA trip. But after six hours I had only accomplished writing one paragraph and adding three photos. This was not writers block. It was "my computer is old and dumb and can't keep up with my thoughts" so I decided to call it quits (for the time being). That's the main excuse. My secondary excuse is crazy busy days of schooling, daycare, cooking, cleaning (although I've lowered my expectations in the "clean" department - it has taken loads off my shoulders and helped me be a happier mama).,,,I'm sure many of you can relate.

But I'm still blaming my lack of blogging on the computer so I'm buying myself a birthday/Christmas present of a new laptop and I so EXCITED! Checking my email will be faster. I'll be able to read my favorite bloggers again...and I'm sure I'll be able to keep up better with all the other demands in my life when I have a new, …

Day Two: Springfield, Illinois

In Springfield, Illinois, we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, which was AMAZING! It exceeded all my expectations. This is not just another "boring" history museum but a museum that captivates it's audience. We started our tour by entering a log cabin that was much like the one he spent a portion of his childhood. This first "wing" of the museum shows Lincoln's life before becoming president. We learned about the his many jobs, his love for learning and his courtship with Mary Todd and his campaign in 1860. After learning much about Lincoln's pre-presidential years, we headed to the Holavision Theater for "Ghosts in the Library". Isaiah and I were in awe. I can't even find words to describe how fantastic this presentation was....far more than a documentary.
Of course, by this time The Boy was famished and wanted to eat at Subway before continuing on our Lincoln adventure. Luckily Subway was just down the hall. After eating &q…