This is the only home that Abraham Lincoln ever owned. I think I heard that somewhere, 6 or 7 hundred times.
Abraham Lincoln statue that we posed with. I don't think Kelly actually looked at the statue before trying to mimic the pose.
The World's Largest uncovered Covered Wagon. This is where texting and driving actually started - Lincoln is reading a book.
World's Largest Ball of Yarn. This was sketchy, because it was in a building that used to be a store, but is now a private residence. The front door was wide open, and an older lady was sitting in a chair as we walked up. A little creepy.
Our best impression of a penny.
After seeing so many of the World's Largest things, we decided to check out the Watermelon Monument, thinking it would have a big watermelon. It didn't. So, we took an actual size photo showing our "meh" faces, and then Doug tried some perspective shots with Kelly to make it look bigger. Attempt 1 was a little too big, and attempt 2 turned out better!
If you look next to the tower on the building behind us, there's a telephone booth on the roof of this building that has the fire department in it. The story that I found said that during times of bad weather, they would send the oldest, unmarried male to the top of the building to spot dangerous weather or tornadoes, and if he spotted one he would use the phone booth to call down to inform everyone else. I hope he remembered to take a quarter.
This is supposedly the World's Smallest church.
At this point, I was exhausted and needed to take a nap. Kelly and Doug decided to go shopping, and they found these. They tried to convince me that they were the World's Largest Pop-tarts, but I found the box clearly labeled as a 48 pack. Nice try, guys...