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... allow the passage of the boat.
We then realised this would be the last glimpse of the Missip that we'd been following for over a week. Now it's onto huge lakes as we go towards Chicago .
Today we caught up with an old friend I'd volunteered with in Melbourne 4 years ago. Gee it was neat to see her again.
We chatted a couple of hrs or so, then off towards the Windy City ...
... we used was Telaway.
One thing I would say about today is that I have never seen so much cornfields in all my life, they go on for miles. We stopped several times along the way to buy memorabilia from the local shops. PJs bar in Pontiac was great, the hostess and the customers made you feel very welcome, they were happy to chat away with you about your trip and their town. In this liitle store in Atlanta ...
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 ...
... two different versions of Route 66. I continued through Sherman and into the north side of the state capital Springfield. Without stopping in Springfield I took the 1930s route which leaves town using 4 miles of I-55 before becoming the frontage road to the interstate. Litchfield is the largest of the towns on the 1930s route south of Springfield and contains one of the few remaining drive-in theatres ...
... 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. ...
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