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... a Route 66 wall plaque. The owner asked where we were from and then said "Your brother Billy Connolly was here a few years back, he signed my book would you like to sign it as well?". Great character.
The drive took longer than anticipated we left Chicago at 11.15 am and arrived in Springfield around 7.00pm. A great day though, but something to eat and early to bed was the plan for the rest of the evening.
Not a bad run compared to tomorrows trip - as we arrived early and before we could book in we went into down town Springfield and visited The Abraham Lincoln Museum - they may only have a short past compared to ours but they are very good at presenting it ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfiel d,_Illinois http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.co m/Lincoln/Museum/ Glad we made the visit - especially as the Motel was out of the way, although clean and comfortable I wasn't ...
Left Bloomington and rejoined the original road after a short stint on the interstate. Followed Route 66 as it wound it's way past McLean before making a stop in Atlanta. I was very fortunate to arrive at the right time to be allowed to see the inside working of the clock tower just prior to the chimes for 10am. The clock is hand-wound and there are a team of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring it ...
... dogs at the RNA at home are way better! The restaurant did have lots of cool Route 66 memorabilia and a wall covered in number plates from the eight route states. We learned that the artist guy with the bus we saw earlier in Pontiac was the son of the cozy dog inventor. After this grease injection we headed for the Lincoln visitor centre and booked a Lincoln home guided visit. We had time to see the film at the ...
... a tradition that the ladies and children are given small boxes of milk duds (like malteasers) just for coming in. The breakfast was huge and there were so many variations that in the end, we were guided by the waitress who was obliging, helpful and wanted us all to enjoy ourselves.
We headed out to find the beginning of Route 66 and stopped at the information centre along the way, well clear of the city. We met an Australian called Russell who then decided to ride along ...
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