Sunday, October 23, 2016

A day trip to the South: Bloomington and Gibson City

We were invited to an Oktoberfest celebration dinner in Gibson City, Illinois by two of our dearest friends. As part of our plan, Bob and I spent the day in Bloomington before heading to Gibson City. Bloomington turned to be a city with lots of history. First we made a stop at Rosie's Pub, a nice place in downtown. The old building features adorn the bar in a way that transfer you to a another era. Here's the view from my seat. After lunch we visited two other places, the David Davis Mansion. David Davis was a judge, close friend and manager of A. Lincoln campaing, and the McLean County Museum of History. There we learned this city had a history of immigrants from all different countries in search of opportunities. Italian, Indian, Mexican, German, Welsh, African American, Irish people settled here. Bloomington is another great example of how diversity can make  a city or a country flourish.  Close to dinner we met our friends at Bayern Stube, where we had a great company, food and live music. I'll leave you here with a taste of the music we heard. It was great day.

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