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... in the back and a cattle pen,where the cattle could get their exercise while the trucker ate his food. Strangest thing we saw in Lincoln - a telephone booth on top of the City Hall roof! What on earth ...? Well, there are a number of theories around however, the truth is, there would be a weather spotter on the roof and if bad weather was seen to be on the way, the spotter would phone through the information ...
... 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 ...
... family out for dinner. They picked their favorite spot to give us a taste of what they said was the Springfield special "the horse shoe" not going to tell you what it is, but I will say it was not my cup of tea. We than enjoyed a ride or should I say cruise in their Checker thru Springfield Historical area. All in all a fun day that will now be held in our memory book and best of all no problems(that I know of with our Checker) ...
So armed with our car and our EZ66 guide (easy, well we'll see) off we set this morning having retraced our steps by car to the original starting point on Adams and Michigan. After just a slight diversion ( the Chicago Fire and Rescue deciding to practice their skills Downtown and shut off several streets) we set off following our invaluable guide on the first part of our journey, 200 miles to Springfield, the State Capital.
Some sights en route included Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket, ...
... 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 ...