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Travel Blogs from Lincoln
After 450 miles south, we head east skirting he big city areas and rolling thru the countryside. This post is in between campsites to alert you to a (planned) direction change.
Stopping for lunch at a large rest area east of Bloomington, Illinois, we admire the vast fields and ominous clouds of an impending weather front moving in from the southeast.
Time is getting close for our travels to Italy. We are excited; our adventures will include: Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa, Venice, Milan and the Italian and Swiss Alps.
Plane and train tickets have been purchased a well as tickets to several historical sights - Vatican, Academy of the Arts (David) and Uffizi Gallery.
We are looking forward to meeting up with our friends (Phyllis and Michale) from England in ...
We spent last night in Lincoln. It is halfway between our last stop outside St. Louis, and Chicago.
After we left Collinsville, we took a detour to Alton, a town on the Missip where there are locks for river boats. We spent about an hour watching a barge towing one barge 3 boats wide up the river a tad, then another came into the lock. Once the water level had risen, the gates opened and ...
... and the recently opened Octane 66 classic car salesroom where I had a chat with owner David Ehresman. David is a fellow Route 66 traveller having taken the west to east route with his family a few years ago. I had a brief stop in Lexington to rest at a walkway and park created from the original road. Towanda also has a stretch of the original road it has preserved and has a geographical journey with exhibits for each state the route travels through. I walked ...
... our hovel and had put it to good use. We plan to make it to St Louis today, at least.
Springfield Illinois - I now have a camera - yay! $79 on sale in Walmart, and a 16g SD card for $14.
It's a Sony Cybershot and will do the job. In the amazing world of Walmart we also bought a shovel, just in case.
I felt excited to see the signs that we were entering St Louis - having grown up with movies ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center