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... The skies were so overcast I thought we might be in for another storm, but no just a few sprinkles. Maybe it's smog, with loads of industrial smoke polluting the air.
The hotel has been refurbished lately, but the area is sad, so I hope there's a public transport system reasonably close to go exploring, as I know Paul won't drive into the city!
I'll let you know tomorrow
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 ...
... Route 66. Unfortunately it is only open at weekends. In Mt Olive I stopped at the restored Soulsby Station which has a large number of Shell and Route 66 memorabilia inside. I followed this stretch of the route to Staunton where the early route and the 1930s route converge and turned around to take the route back to Springfield. Along the way I was able to take the 1940-1977 version of Route 66 through ...
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, ...
... for awhile.
We stopped at several quirky places along the way, buying souvenirs, taking photos and just coming to terms with the fct that we were finally riding this amazing road we had heard so much about.
We stopped at Pontiac and took photos of the museum, inside and out; the hotdog giant and then headed off to lunch place called "Kicks" in Towanda.
We continued onto Springfield, via Hall's Harley Davidson shop and then onto the hotel. We were ...
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