We have been in Ky. for about three weeks and just found out that we are very close to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. Yesterday while on an errand to Bardstown I passed Lincoln's boyhood home and being an American History junkie I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Today is a beautiful Saturday, perfect for local sightseeing.
Nancy and I packed Toby in the truck and left the CG. Close to the site we saw a sign that said Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and it pointed West, away from the boyhood home. So we turned left and followed the signs, realizing that the two sites are not the same. His birthplace is just outside of Hodgenville and it is administered by the National Park Service.
Though this is Lincoln's birthplace, the cabin on display here was found in later years not to be the cabin he was born in. It is, however, a very close replica. This was not known until long after the building that was built around it was finished. No one really knows what happened to the original cabin.
This is Abraham Lincoln's actual boyhood home where he lived from the age of 2 until the family moved to Illinois when Abe was 7. The cabin has been fully restored.
Below is a roadside sign we found about 2 miles down the road from the cabin. So the stories about Abe walking 2 miles to school are true.
Well, it's been a few months since we updated our blog. Blame it on Facebook or just plain laziness. We have had a busy spring and summer. When we left the Yuma area we went to Tempe, AZ to work for six weeks at the baseball stadium where the Anaheim (California) Angels have their spring training. It was fun and exciting. We worked in a food concession stand selling overpriced hot dogs and beer. Since leaving Tempe, we have visited with friends in Tucson, Benson and Los Cruces. Traveling across Texas we stopped in Tyler for a week to see our niece Rachel and her lovely family. We are now at Ft. Yargo State Park in Georgia where we have been doing volunteer hosting since early May. In two weeks we will leave here to travel north to Michigan for the rest of the summer. Here are a few photos to catch you up.
A group of Boomers traveled to Parker Az. in time to have a super bowl party enhanced by a rainbow.
Back to Yuma and a visit from grandson Dustin. Actually we just keep him around to keep Toby occupied.
A week in the Benson area to visit with some of Nan's classmates at Kearsley H. S. class of 1965.
The trip East with a stop in Tyler Tx. and a visit with niece Rachel and her wonderful family, Ivan, Maria and Jovan.
We arrived in Georgia in time to see our granddaughter Kaylee graduate from Loganville H.S.
Fort Yargo's own Fishing Bridge.
We'll close with a sunset over Marbury Lake on Georgia's Ft. Yargo State Park.
It was a warm sunny day. We drove from Sidewinder Road where we were boondocking with other Rvers near Yuma, Az (0n the California side). Parked at the Quechen Indian parking lot for $5 and walked over the border into Algodones, Mexico . We went with friends Jim and Linda Mossman.This is the town of Algondones with its narrow, bumpy streets and crowded storefronts. We ate lunch in a courtyard surrounded by shops and cantinas. Our lunches were delicious and the cost was about $7 US for each of us.
Jim, Linda, Nancy and Tom
A craftsman at work in the town square.
The line at customs to get back across to the U.S. was short, only about a 30 minute wait. Viva! Mexico!