We settled down in Springfield fairgrounds campground that is located close to the downtown and not far from all the historical museums& sites mostly connected to President Lincoln.
The C.G has around 200 sites and is a part of a huge fairground with full hookups (a long sewer line is needed ) and WiFi,the place is very active year round holding many events like horse show,dog show ,flea market or life stock auctions,we were lucky to see a horse show and a dog show during our 5 day stay in the c.g.
Yesterday on Monday the 15th we drove downtown to the Tourist Information center as we always do when we come to a new location –but found the the office closed and the downtown looking as a ghost town,so we looked around and found a traffic polis lady that said “The Government is shut down,it is Monday and it is Columbus day,so everything is closed,you can even park next to a meter without putting coins in it ,sorry for that”.
So in these circumstances the only thing the four of us could do is walk the downtown ,see how deserted it is:
Visit the New Capitol,an impressive huge beautiful building that for some reason was deserted but open for visitors:
Walk in the village where President Lincoln lived not been able to enter any of the buildings:
Visit Lincolns Tomb:
So all in all we did not do to bad concerning the special circumstances.
But in the following day we managed to close the gap and go into the Lincoln Museum ( A MUST SEE) and go through the Old Capitol which I personally liked more than the new one because of its simplicity and accessible with a personal touch to the people rather than an expensive “cold” building with many doors.
As this might be my last post regarding our 12th RV summer trip and just before we store the rig and fly home for the winter I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who took the time to visit my website and to apologies for not leaving remarks on some blogs, see you all down the road in summer 2014.