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Out on the road early so we could be clear of the Chicago freeway and get to Lou Mitchell's diner which started in 1923 and is regarded as the beginning of Route 66, for breakfast.
It's a very famous diner where many of the president's; actors; famous sports people etc have dined; several movies have been filmed with actors such as …
... is still there for a photo opportunity though. A little further up the road we stopped for a snack at the Polkerdot Drive In. They do great burgers etc, There was a McDonalds across the road, another sign of how the big multinationals want to cash in at the expense of small local businesses.
The old route sticks closely to the path of the railroad and you are never far from the sight of the I55 interstate. ...
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 ...
... columns representing the number of states in the Union when he became president. You then walk through a winding corridor to the inner vault which contains a huge fossilized marble tombstone (the actual casket is buried securely 10 ft underground), and a wall vault containing the remains of his wife, and three off his four children (who did not survive past childhood). Back outside we made our way to Bill Shea's ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Clearlake Plaza Springfield
Great hotel; fantastic breakfast - one of the best so far; in walking distance to everything you need. Lovely in door pool.
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