Fairfield Inn Springfield
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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 ...
Left Bloomington and rejoined the original road after a short stint on the interstate. Followed Route 66 as it wound it's way past McLean before making a stop in Atlanta. I was very fortunate to arrive at the right time to be allowed to see the inside working of the clock tower just prior to the chimes for 10am. The clock is hand-wound and there are a team of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring it ...
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, ...
... things including mini cars that have various decorations and the fab murals which were painted by street artists from all over the world. Also saw the Pontiac car museum which was awesome! Then we moved on to Springfield, home to Abraham Lincoln. We had a wonderful tour of his family home and saw the surrounding homes of his neighbours which have been fully restored to their ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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