Here are some of the photographs. Ah, summer, how I'm going to miss you.
|Peace in Union by Nast. It is hard to get the scope of this picture until you see it in person. The painting is 9 ft. by 12 ft.|
|General Grant's saddle. He was a gifted horseman, His favorite was a thoroughbred named |
Cincinnati, and his backup was a horse named Jack.
|Heather and her mascot, Okapi. Okapi got her picture taken many times on this trip. :)|
|The DeSoto House hotel, where Abraham Lincoln and US Grant both gave speeches from the second floor balcony.|
|This flag was rescued off a sinking ship during the War of 1812. To the far left is a spyglass that was used first in the War of 1812, then over 100 years later by the original owner's descendant in World War 1.|
|This house is at the museum Vesterheim in Decorah, IA. The entire cabin was made from a SINGLE White Pine Log.|
|I loved this painting in the Washburne House in Galena. This is my next heroine. I love her glasses.|
|Heather and I took in a live show by Jim Post as Mark Twain. It was delightful, and afterwards, we got a photo op.|
|I loved this dress.|
|I wish our current politicians would take as much responsibility for their actions.|
|Heather at the lookout over Guttenburg IA.|
|Heather and Okapi in front of the Washburne house. Elihu Washburne was the brother of Cadwallader Washburne of Minneapolis whose mill, the Washburne A exploded in the 1870's in downtown Minneapolis.|
|Grant's statue in Grant Park. There was a Civil War re-enactment bivouac in the park that evening.|
|Elihu Washburne's desk. Notice how the louvers on the shutters are vertical, not horizontal.|
Where have you been this summer? What memories have you made?