Fairfield Inn Forsyth Decatur
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Day 39 Chicago to Lincoln
A bit like a moment from the Jaws movie - just when you thought it was safe to get back on the road.
Bid farewell to Marcus (Airbnb host) around 11:am and had to stop off at Best Buy where I bought the GOPro + accessories.
The battery charger they sold me was the wrong one - batteries didn't fit! Exchanged it - just my luck an extra $20 + I bought a carry case for the camera.
... another straight road but someone had decided to build these large metal structures along it.
Tuesday 30th June
Damp start ...
Our first day on R66... the much anticipated start to this part of our journey ... This morning we woke up from our stay at Walmart and after breakfast (including strawberries, yum!) we were on our way towards Joliet, the first stop on our Route 66 adventure. We found a park and checked out the R66 Information Centre, got a map book and stocked up on all things 66,(Liam managed to find some Star Wars things to buy) before ...
... 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
... in the wrong direction. We eventually found the right place but didn't see anyone waiting. We went up to the door and knocked and got no answer - but we could hear what we thought was a motor running inside - which we thought was strange, as they are not supposed to use electricity. Joe quietly joked maybe it was peddle powered! We kept knocking and when there was a lull in the noise got someone's attention. Marvin came to the door and ...