Granite Park to New Salem SP

Leaving Granite Park (with it's subtle cellphone tree tower), we continued on a stretch of Route 66 through historic small towns and many, many corn fields.

We took a break in our third Springfield - a town who's love for Lincoln knows no bounds. We checked out the gift shop at the Lincoln Library and Museum with it's offerings Lincoln-themed products such as: shot glasses, fake beards, pink confederate soldier hats, fridge magnets and drum sticks.

An excellent tip from a volunteer at the museum led us to spend the night at Lincoln's New Salem Campground where we visited the reconstructed village of New Salem and learned that a tavern back in Lincoln's day did not serve alcohol - apparently a grocer's licence was require for that. B enjoyed finding a sycamore leaf bigger than her own head and sampling some Lincoln-themed candy.

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