Holiday Inn Express Springfield
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Out of town now, the route passed through a series of villages and small towns, each possessing some relics and nostalgia of the Mother Road. Jolliet then Wilmington the home of the Gemini Giant at The Launch Pad. We had lunch at the Polkadot Drive-In but then got a little lost at Pontiac (the first of many detours). By chance though, we found a 66 …
A long 108 mile ride across Illinois from Quincy (where the future President Lincoln grew up) on the banks of the Mississippi to Springfield (previously know as Colhoun after a senator; it changed to the current name when the residents thought he wasn't doing a good job. I guess if you want to get up a politicians nose and …
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 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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