080619 - Day 1

080619 - After visiting the largest Abe in the world we headed into Effingham IL. We checked into the hotel and asked the locals where we should eat. They sent us to 'Joe's Pizza', which made Lo nervous. But it ended up to be family all-u-can-eat spaghetti night and it was quite good. The boys ate all they could and then we walked acrosss the street to the Courthouse (pic) and the boys climed on an old cannon. We hit a big playground at a local park on the way back to the hotel where the boys burned off some more of the bottled energy. Back at the hotel we got our suits and hit the pool, these boys love the water!
Up to the room for a snack. L tried to make popcorn in the microwave and some how managed to catch it on fire! nothing major, didn't even set off smoke detector. But it did stink up the entire floor... We had to open the window and door and turn on the fans...
All in bed now. First day on the road down.