Hampton Inn Springfield
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today we take stock of where we are and how long it has taken us to get here. Combined with how much further we have to go, it is apparent we are going to have to adjust what we do. We note the Trike is a huge drawcard and people come up to us and want to talk. This is great of course however the disadvantage is that it slows us down in our progress! We have had multiples of people wanting to take our photos - we feel ...
... style. The place is now a museum. About 30 Downton Abbey costumes were on display, and were really impressive too.
We also got slapped with our first 90º day of 2015! Gag! You probably don’t have much sympathy, do you? There is no question there will be lots more of that, and worse.
Let me just say about the above, that the weather has turned kinda ugly, delivering thunder and downpours ...
... pink elephant and a beach guy Mufflerman. Just like the rest of 66 it was a weird and wonderful experience.
Our next stop was Henry's Rabbit Farm which was equally strange. It was sweet that there is a bunny farm, but eerie that there was pet cemetery there. The guy that owns it was really friendly though and very warm towards us - which was a first in America. We continued on to Mount Olive to see a 1926 Gas service station. Unfortunately we ...
... school groups. We both followed the tourist instructions and rubbed the bust of Lincoln's nose for luck (he'll eventually have no nose!). We walked inside into the rotunda which had a miniature version of the Lincoln monument in Washington DC. The room has a palladium roof - when it was built it was more expensive than gold. It is also surrounded by 16 marble columns, representing him being the 16th president, and ...
... only full of Mexicans!! Jumped back n the car and had a headed towards Joliet where we got some cool photos of old American gas pumps. In Wilmington I got my photo taken with the Gemini giant at the launching pad drive in and had a chilli cheese dog at the poka dot drive inn in braidwood. Got chatting to a Route 66 veteran who helps run the 'amblers texaco' and explained all about the first fire engine in the ...