It was held in Springfield, IL, the heart and soul of the Land of Lincoln.
There was a brief meeting, some wonderful food, great friends and tours of both Isles House (Abraham Lincoln served under General Isles during the Blackhawk Wars), and the Lincoln Museum.
As a native Illinoisan, I'm ashamed to say that I had not been to the Lincoln Museum. I plan to go back -- and take our grandchildren. They would learn so much and enjoy the gift shop, too!
Thank you to Kathy White and her crew for putting together a very special ILLA gathering.
One tip: if you own llamas in MO, IL, IN, KY -- PLEASE consider showing at this year's IL State Fair. This is a "make or break" year for the llama show. The numbers HAVE to be up or we risk losing this wonderful event. So start getting ready now!