Vacation 2009

Today, I have lots of piles in my house.  We just got back from Vacation 2009, a 4-day trip jam-packed full of stuff.  So, I also have lots of photos (albeit digital) in the house right now.  Here’s a whirlwind tour of the past few days:

IMG_5039Congrats to Jake and my cousin Rachel!

Lincoln boyhood cabin IndianaFoundation of Lincoln’s boyhood cabin, in Indiana.

IMG_5065A day at Holiday World theme park.

indian mound Cahokia ILApproaching Monk’s Mound at Cahokia, IL … an ancient Indian settlement.

St Louis Zoo giraffe

St Louis Zoo!

Anheuser-Busch building detail

Anheuser-Busch tour

Cathedral Basilica ... beautiful mosaics, like something in Europe!

Cathedral Basilica … beautiful mosaics, like something in Europe!

St Louis arch

The Arch!

St Louis arch capsules

These are the capsules you ride to the top of the Arch.

St Louis arch

At the top of the Arch …

Dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory ... we were visited by a balloon artist.

Dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory … we were visited by a balloon artist.

The Lincolns' Springfield IL house

The Lincolns’ Springfield IL house

Posing at the Lincoln Museum

Posing at the Lincoln Museum

Lincoln's Tomb.  2009 is the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Lincoln’s Tomb. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of his birth.

 

8 thoughts on “Vacation 2009

  1. I feel like I’ve just visited lots of places, yet, when I look down – I never left my computer chair! Thanks for the trip!

  2. Very cool post! I liked everything except perhaps the capsules you ride – I don’t usually get claustrophobic, but those might do it! Of course, it would be more than made up for by having your portrait made with the Lincolns!

  3. You did have a lot packed into just a few days. I love your cousin’s dress…so pretty and unique compared to the styles I see a lot of. I’m glad you had fun!

    Nancy

  4. Wow, what a wonderful trip!! I live in Tennessee (not far far away) but I have never been to St. Louis – now I really want to go. But what I really really want right now is one of those ice cream cones they are eating from the theme park!

    And, Rachel’s wedding bouquet is gorgeous – I love the purple.

    Thanks for sharing; great photos.

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