Holiday Inn Express Springfield
Travel Blogs from Springfield
So after a good early start, we checkout out and went in search for some breakfast. Quickly buying a fruit medley we headed to navy pier to go for a boat tour. As we were waking we found a production team filming - earlier that morning the local news had notified viewers roads would be cut off as Transformer 4 was being filmed around the city. We …
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 …
... Drive-In. Little did we know it was a Rte 66 landmark and the origin of the Cozy Dog (i.e. the invention of corn dog in 1946).
St Louis, Missouri bound
The Gateway Arch greeted us as we crossed the Mississippi River into St Louis but that was not going to be our destination.
First stop - The Cathedral Basilica. A docent inside explained the history. Construction began in 1907 ...
... and a kitchen faucet to replace the one leaking) that he'll get for us on Tuesday. He's already been a wealth of information and advice, even letting us borrow a few of his personal tools that we didn't have.
We're coming back here on Tuesday and staying the night because Wednesday is a L&L and it's only 45 minutes away from here, so we can do the repairs at the campground and then head off to work the next ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility