Indiana

To Chicago! And the beginning of Route 66.

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War Correspondents Memorial.

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You are here. At the Battle of South Mountain.

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The Burnside Bridge. It’s a famous Civil War era bridge on the Antietam Battle Ground.

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Walking towards Fort Ligonier.

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Inside the fort.

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The buildings were rather well maintained.

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The raw wood beams are lovely!

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I kind of want old glass windows in our house.

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We took a short walk to see the place where General Braddock was buried.

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And this is where he’s buried now…just a short distance up the hill from the other plaque.

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One of a few Madonna’s of the Trail we saw on the trip.

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Welcome to West Virginia!

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In Moundsville, WV we stayed with friends for two nights. Moundsville is famous for the Grave Creek Mound.

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And there’s the mound. It’s an Native American burial mound. The mound used to be higher, but humans are rude and sometimes don’t have respect for the dead.

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The former West Virginia State Penitentiary. We actually toured the penitentiary but I’ll save that for a different post!

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Be progressive!

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National Road West.

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There’s our travel buddy!

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Don’t you want to play some corn-hole games?

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I never really find the drive from Pennsylvania to Chicago all that interesting, but sometimes you come across things like this! And that makes the drive bearable.

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Hey Indiana!

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The Illinois and Indiana state border.

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Welcome to Chicago.

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I love Millennium Park in Chicago! You’ll see more of that soon.

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A fancy lion in front of the Art Institute.

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More Millennium Park! Water pours out from these fountains. The faces on the fountains also change every few minutes. AND the faces on the fountains are of Chicago residents.

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The Bean!! It’s my favorite thing in Chicago! I did my art history research paper on the Bean during my senior year in college.

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Seagulls on the Bean.

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Can you see us in the reflection?

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There we are!

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The last time we were here was in 2008 and we saw someone buffing and shining the Bean.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

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Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain. Chicago has really nice parks and architecture.

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Vomiting seahorses!

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The beginning of historic Route 66! And the fun begins.

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