Out of the city
Out of the neighborhood
Away from the concerts, the theme parks, and the sports arenas
Away from the job, the school, and the people we know
Away from the politics, the neighbors, and the traffic
Away from social media, cable news, and gossip
Out - into nature
Out into the world
Out into our beautiful state
At first, the couple built a small cabin, adding a room to it shortly after their move. The add-on was moved to become the first room of the current white house that sits on the farm. It's hard to believe that this house was expanded one room at a time.
We were amazed by the number of items on display in the new facility - much improved and expanded since our last visit. I was struck with how average this family was. This couple lived and worked, struggling to make a living. It's hard to imagine them driving into Springfield to shop, but they did. Visiting this museum and home place is not like visiting Abraham Lincoln's house or Elvis Presley's house; there's a different feeling here, one where the subjects are regular folks. You can almost relate to them, and looking at the artifacts they left in their wake is like a trip through grandma's attic
From our area, it's only about a one-hour car trip to Rocky Ridge. It's a cool little treasure practically in our own back yard.