Road Trip Sketch: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument 

Drawn with a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen on a pocket Moleskine Cahir Volant

Along Interstate 80 in Eastern Wyoming, between Laramie and Cheyenne, a bronze sculpted head of the sixteenth president of the United States is perched on a granite pedestal facing southward. Eccentric and weird, it’s the kind of diversion travelers ought to enjoy on any good road trip. My wife, our six children, and I were headed back to Northeastern Nevada from Michigan (a story for another time), and we made the statue of Honest Abe one of our obligatory bathroom/antsy-pants stops. It’s a great rest area. After the mass exodus from our eight passenger car into the clean facility, we did the whole photo-op thing at the base of the granite pedestal. Afterwards, my wife and I passed salami and cheese sandwiches out and we ate lunch before heading back on the interstate. Goofy, crazy memories that only cost our time.

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4 thoughts on “Road Trip Sketch: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument 

  1. Tammy

    You guys are so good about creating such interesting memories! I can hear them telling their children. Love you all. Thanks for letting me ride along the journeys!

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