Fairfield Inn Springfield
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- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Swimming pool
- Indoor pool
- Banquet room
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Today was 106 mile day which was flatter so easier cycling. Again overcast, wore arm warmers in the morning as temp was 68.
Main scenery is now corn fields. Lots. Sadly as the corn has grown so high you can't see over the top so the views are always limited.
Mostly uneventful day. Springfield is a large city and was the ...
... also. The lake is a popular fishing spot but not this week due to all the rain. I had the lake to myself and one fisherman on a pier.
After all the exercise I decided to take a shower since Seaman is starting to like the smell of me. It was a good idea since I found 3 ticks on me. I gave Seaman a bath also but I couldn't find any ticks on him which made me wonder if I smelled worse than him.
... to admit we were both very nervous but trying not to be. We made all the Rt. 66 stops along our way that are already in most of the old books, each little town had it's own 66 history but the one we enjoyed the most was Pontiac Ill until we got to Springfield. There is where Lee met up with John the secretary. of the Checker club. They met in the parking lot of where we staying and after a couple hours of "Checker" talk we ...
... a Route 66 wall plaque. The owner asked where we were from and then said "Your brother Billy Connolly was here a few years back, he signed my book would you like to sign it as well?". Great character.
The drive took longer than anticipated we left Chicago at 11.15 am and arrived in Springfield around 7.00pm. A great day though, but something to eat and early to bed was the plan for the rest of the evening.
... a tradition that the ladies and children are given small boxes of milk duds (like malteasers) just for coming in. The breakfast was huge and there were so many variations that in the end, we were guided by the waitress who was obliging, helpful and wanted us all to enjoy ourselves.
We headed out to find the beginning of Route 66 and stopped at the information centre along the way, well clear of the city. We met an Australian called Russell who then decided to ride along ...