Days Inn Springfield - South
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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 ...
Today we headed for the capital of Illinois - Springfield. It's all about Abraham Lincoln here and a bit of a Route 66. We arrived just on lunch and decided to try the Springfield Route 66 icon - Cozy Dogs, the original corn dog (Pluto pup). The inventors family members still run the restaurant. We ordered three dogs and chips and the chips looked like they'd been cook weeks ago - ugh. The dogs were average - I reckon ...
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, ...
... Spread out below us was the St. Louis skyline including the Mississippi River, Busch Stadium and the Old Courthouse. Given the next day's weather conditions, we were really glad we made it to the top.
We headed off to explore The Hill (trendy area in St. Louis) for dinner at Zia's on the Hill, a restaurant recommended by the docent at the Basilica. Entrees of Pesce Asparagi and Veal Gamberetti was a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed