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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... McLean where the Dixie Trucker's home is still operational. This is a pretty famous Route 66 icon which is almost as old as Route 66 itself. In 1928 J.P. Walters and John Geske rented a quarter of a mechanic's garage on Route 66 to sell sandwiches to truckers and passing motorists. The fledgling restaurant had a counter and 6 stools when it began. By the 1930s the Dixie Truckers Home was a full-fledged restaurant. It also ...
... really well.
The Oshkosh campus of UW is quite handsome, and just down the road is a knock-your-socks-off residence, considered an American castle. It was home to Mr. & Mrs. Pierce who made a fat sum in the railroad business, right after WWI. The walls are made of large granite blocks, and the interior is finished in rich, dark woods and marble. The grounds are awesome, planted in an ...
... to admit we were both very nervous but trying not to be. We made all the Rt. 66 stops along our way that are already in most of the old books, each little town had it's own 66 history but the one we enjoyed the most was Pontiac Ill until we got to Springfield. There is where Lee met up with John the secretary. of the Checker club. They met in the parking lot of where we staying and after a couple hours of "Checker" talk we ...
... 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.
... in 1926 and the signs went up on Jackson Boulevard, Lou Mitchell's was already waiting for them. It's family owned business and offers value for money so don't order 1 egg, you get 2; or 2 eggs and you get 4.
Riding through the city streets was not bad in the early morning and we snapped up parking. As we walked into the restaurant, we were handed a doughnut hole each which are freshly baked on the site, each day. The atmosphere, food and the staff were fantastic. ...