Hampton Inn Decatur / Forsyth
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... forecast was 90% chance of rain - but once again my good luck held out and I had a cloudy day with just a couple of spots of drizzle.
So off to Route 66 - from Chicago to Lincoln. Most of the way I was in 6th gear and did not notice anything strange with the bike - AND I should have felt comfortable - given that Wild Fire Harley had checked oil levels and cleaned down the bike last night after having to return to them ...
... day, light drizzle of rain but not cold. We had a long ride ahead of us and after the heat of the last few days I was glad of the cooler weather. We had a few light showers throughout the day we stopped at a small town in ...
... journey on the very road outside the information centre which was 'The Mother Road'. Illinois, the state we are starting in, has a series of very good R66 signs to show you your way through the state. Some towns along the route are more interested in the history of 66 than others but I am sure if you looked hard enough you would find something about the old road in every town. Today we travelled from Joliet to Wilmington ...
We spent last night in Lincoln. It is halfway between our last stop outside St. Louis, and Chicago.
After we left Collinsville, we took a detour to Alton, a town on the Missip where there are locks for river boats.
We spent about an hour watching a barge towing one barge 3 boats wide up the river a tad, then another came into the lock. Once the water level had risen, the gates opened ...
... and after pleasantries we got in our car for a drive. He welcomed questions and we asked whatever came to mind. He confirmed that electricity was not allowed, and that they called us "English". There is also a distinction made with the Mennonites, which are Amish which have adopted modern conveniences. As Marvin guided us around town he pointed out Amish, Mennonite and English farms. We were also shown the community hall, the cemetery and some ...