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... memorabilia (maps, picnic baskets, coolers, BBQ, etc.).
Pontiac itself is a very nice small town with a lot to do within walking distance of the museum. There is a really nice old court house along with shops of every type everywhere. Marked on the sidewalk are steps that,when followed, allow you to collect charms.
No more than 5 miles from the house and we had to turn back around. We got on the road by 7:30 AM. Today we planned to drive from Greenfield, IN to Omaha, NE but not though Pontiac, IL. We unknowingly took a slight, unnecessary, detour off the Westbound I-74 interstate. Update back ...
... 69! It's also much more scenic. Lots of hills and pastures, cows and horses, wildflowers and trees in bloom!
Last night we stopped at the Welcome Center rest area just over the Missouri border. We pulled in at about 7 p.m. This is a really nice rest area that has a separate RV parking area with room for lots of RVs.
Today we drove the rest of the way home.
Tomorrow we'll probably spend most our time ...
We were all set to go last night and that way we could just get up in the morning and hit the road. Everything went as planned.On the road by 10:30 a.m.
The TireMinder sensor batteries seem to dying. We've had to replace three of them.
About one hour into the trip we noticed the "Entry Step Out" light on the dash. The step ...
... hour or so. We then set off and stopped for a photo with some 30 foot tall geezer wearing a welders mask holding a bomb - Joliet was a major munitions manufacturing area during WW2. We then stopped for some famous cheesey/chilli/fries at POLKA-DOT another famous R66 landmark. we had a chat with a John Weiss who owns the main Illinois R66 museum in Pontiac and he advised us where to stay o/n (more on that later).