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Our first stop today was at Pontiac, IL at the site of the Route 66 museum. The museum is a small shop tucked away in a small town across the street from its fire department.
Run on a volunteer basis there are a ton of artifacts from people travelling along Route 66. It even includes a VW Minibus packed with all kinds ...
What a day....picked up bike and rode to Dwight, seeing lots of Route 66 memorabilia on the way. Freezing cold....but will change the further west we get. Thanks to everyone for birthday wishes, except Frank who had to remind me to get Saga insurance! Just short of ...
... toilet decor (see photos). Ate at a chicken restaurant which served 1/2 chicken each with corn balls, onion salad, red bean salad, cottage cheese and beet root. Rather a strange mixture.
Last night we visited Buddy Guy's blues club but didn't stay. Bought first cd of the trip.
Two long, 10-hour days. We could have stretched it out over three days but that would have meant trying to find a place to stay in Oklahoma. I couldn't find anyplace that had spaces for us to just pull into without having to unhook the Avalanche.
We left Flower Mound yesterday morning and drove up I-35 to Oklahoma City then got on I-44 and drove through to Joplin, MO. This route was much smoother than taking the ...
... later we traded off driving and sleeping. We pulled into our driveway at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The temperature when we left Flower Mound was 50F. The temperature when we arrived in Pontiac was 9F.
It's good to be home!
Stats for the day
Moving Avg: 57 mph
Overall Avg: 50 mph
Moving Time: 14 hr 45 min
Total Time: 17 hr 30 min
Distance: 835 miles