Zerkel Reunion

The 2013 Zerkel Reunion was a success. The reunion was held July 13 & 14 in Springfield, Illinois. This was a change from the original date due to conflict for the hosting family. We had hotel reservations at the Northfield Inn and Suites, 3280 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Illinois. This hotel is on exit 100B, Sangamon Exit, off of I-55. Swimming pool is available at the hotel, also behind the hotel is miniature golf, driving range, batting cages and ice cream shop. Friday evening we had a hospitality suite available at the hotel from 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. there were snacks and drinks available in this room along with plenty of tables and chairs. Saturday, we left the hotel and headed to downtown Springfield where we parked at the visitors center and either walked or took a trolley ride to other downtown destinations. After a day of site seeing and touring we headed back to the hotel for dinner.

Some things of interest in Springfield:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library
Lincoln's home
Lincoln's Depot where Lincoln gave his farewell addressLincoln's tomb
Old State Capital (This is where Lincoln began his political career)
New Salem State Park (A replica of a town where Lincoln lived along the Sangamon River)
Knight's Action Park (waterslide, mini golf, and driving range)
Many golf courses
Dana Thomas House (a Frank Lloyd Wright House)