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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 in Illinois
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

On my way home from St. Louis, I decided to swing by Springfield, Illinois to visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

The Cook House is a two-story wood frame Greek Revival home that has clapboard siding, cornerboards, gables, a dormer, a side porch and a hip roof.
The DuBois House
The Lyon House

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Assortment

Middlefork Savanna
Middlefork Savanna
There are suddenly hints of fall everywhere. The morning air is dewy and condenses in the early hours of the day, forming tiny droplets on windshields and rear view mirrors.
Fresh Air
Fresh Air
South Saint Vrain Canyon
South Saint Vrain Canyon
On my recent trips up to Rocky Mountain National Park, I’ve opted to take a route that follows Colorado Highway 7, also known as the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.