Welcome to the Land of Lincoln
Yee ha! The mule and I have arrived in Illinois.
Illinois is the third state that claims Abraham Lincoln. He was born in Kentucky but didn’t live there long enough to get on too many road signs. He spent time in Indiana where he got a mention on the state line. But the Illinois Lincoln Marketing Board was smart enough to step up and just claim him. They branded Illinois the Land of Lincoln and that set the perception.
(Disclaimer: I made up all that stuff about the Illinois Lincoln Marketing Board but somebody here was smart enough to brand the state after him. Sorry Kentucky and Indiana.)
Ha! Did you come through Vincennes? That would be too cool. Makes me want to go digging through your archives! Life is good on these open roads. After the twisty, turn-y, no-shoulder roads from back East, this is a luxury. You’ll get this having traveled this land in a wagon. Always great to hear from you Bob. I hope things are going great with you out West. Big howdy from the road. Bernie
So glad we we’re able to meet you and your Beautiful mules… Again the hooves were spectacular and you a pure delight.
Pawnee, Illinois is were we met you.
Hi Lisa. I sure enjoyed visiting with you and Fred and everyone the other night at Rob and Brooke’s. Always nice to run in to someone who appreciates a good hoof! Not everyone “gets” that. Give a big howdy to everyone from me. Bernie