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St. Louis

We arrived in St. Louis on Wednesday, November 8th following two nights and a day of investigating Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL. For our St. Louis homebase, we decided to stay at the Scott Air Force Base FamCamp, located about … Continue reading

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In the Land of Lincoln – Springfield, Illinois

In 1837, a young, self-taught lawyer and member of the Illinois State Legislature moved the 20-odd miles from New Salem to Springfield, Illinois. He would live in Springfield for the next 24-years, until he moved with his family to Washington, … Continue reading

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An Autumn Return to Michigan

Over Labor Day Weekend, days after our return to the Pacific Northwest, we received word from Michigan that my Stepmother passed away. We debated flying from Seattle for the service, but quickly ruled that out after a myriad of scheduling … Continue reading

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Traveling Towards Syzygy

The last time I saw an eclipse was February 1979. I would have been eight years old and my memory of it is hazy. I remember standing outside my elementary school watching the moon eat away the sun through makeshift … Continue reading

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Summer in the Rockies

Well we’ve almost wrapped up our second busy summer on the road and once again I’ve managed to get behind in my blogging. While this was predictable, it is still disappointing! So, in an effort to catch-up… We spent most … Continue reading

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