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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 ...
... dogs at the RNA at home are way better! The restaurant did have lots of cool Route 66 memorabilia and a wall covered in number plates from the eight route states. We learned that the artist guy with the bus we saw earlier in Pontiac was the son of the cozy dog inventor. After this grease injection we headed for the Lincoln visitor centre and booked a Lincoln home guided visit. We had time to see the film at the ...
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, ...
... looks! Then we travelled to his tomb site at the Oak Ridge cemetery. We all rubbed the bronze head statue's nose of Lincoln, its said to be good luck! We then had a tour of his family tomb site which was fascinating! Finally we moved on to our hotel for the next 2 nights in St Louis. Tomorrow its another early start to go see the Union arch, downtown St Louis and the Budweiser ...
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