Our last morning in Springfield we decided to do a tour of the Dana-Thomas house, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.
Beautiful! It was commissioned by Ms. Dana in 1902 and includes both architecture, art glass and furniture all designed by Wright. Another must see if you are in the area.
Afterward we drove to Salem, Il. where my father grew up.
It is a small town of 8,000 people in Southern Illinois. We got the grand tour of the town, seeing each house my father lived in, and the community pool I remember swimming in, all day long, when I was a kid. We had dinner with a few of Dad’s friends. It was fun to listen to them banter. They have all lived together in this small town for years, and know everything about each other.
We stayed in a not so nice motel, actually missed the van!