Sunday, July 12, 2009
Abraham Lincoln: A road trip
This past weekend, I met one of my brothers and my two sisters to travel to see Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Dale IN (Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial) where he lived during his formative years, ages 7 to 21. Then we went to see his birthplace (Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site) in Kentucky.
The memorial shown above (click here to read about it) has 56 granite steps, one for each year of his life. It was started in 1906 and completed in 1911. It's located about 20 miles south of Louisville KY.
The collage shown above has a replica of the log cabin he was born in, two shots of what the inside might have looked like, and three more photos of the memorial.
There were lots of flowers, and I couldn't resist.
"Whatcha looking at?" If you click to enlarge, you can see a bee feasting on this flower. I went for a lens that would "get me in closer," but he was gone when I got back -- too bad.