Yesterday was the bicentennial of the birth of Darwin and Lincoln. We went to Hodgenville to see the state of Kentucky’s celebration of Lincoln’s birthday. I saw the governor speak right before they released the new Lincoln bicentennial penny, straight from the mint. The pennies have Lincoln’s cabin on the back—where he was born. I dressed up as Lincoln and saw three other Lincolns. But we didn’t see any other kids dressed up. Later, when we got home we had a cake to celebrate both their birthdays, and we watched a documentary about Darwin. As part of our homeschool, we’ve been doing “Where’s Darwin?” (reading from his Beagle Diary and finding the locations he visited on Google Earth). He never mentioned his birthday on the 12th . . . He only talked about being seasick!