This was a trip that we took in the spring, I never had time to write it because of all of the driving.
February 19, 2020
Day 1 - Tall Hat Guy
We spent the day driving from Illinois to Tennessee today. We've made this trip a few times, so I decided to take the slightly longer route which goes down through Illinois and then into Kentucky and Tennessee.
Our first stop was O'Hare Airport to drop off Kyrie. She's flying down to Key West for a conference with her Galaxy group. I'm sure she was very disappointed to not be able to take the 24 hour drive with us!
As we drove through Kankakee we saw the first of our oversized objects - Abe Lincoln!
He was along the side of the highway and we couldn't really stop and take a picture, so I stole this one off the internet.
The kids called him "Tall Hat Guy". They like to mock my homeschooling skills as much as possible by refusing to acknowledge learning any names or other historical information.
Our next stop was the town of Casey, Illinois which has not one, not two, but eight (or more) world's largest items! This was a dream come true for me and the kids enjoyed it quite a bit as well (although they were reluctant to admit it).