Ima Carlin Villa Hotel
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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 ...
I’m so glad we did. The walk was through the surrounding neighborhoods and then over a small river and the downtown area had a number of small shops, including a bookstore, at least three resale shops, a local movie theater, and more. We stopped by the bookstore (it reminded me a lot of a bookstore I used to manage in Cleveland, Ohio) and visited each of the resale shops, where I purchased six used books and John bought some ...
... by staying out of the way so he could cuss at it under his breath and take his anger out on the pipes with his hack saw.
But his patience won out today...he completely replaced both holding tank valves and all of the piping from the tanks to where we dump. The pipe that we connect the dumping hose to is now inside the compartment instead of hanging down below, which we like a lot better. And ...
... shower house, so we luxuriated in a couple of long, hot showers and went to sleep.
The next morning, our sponsor contact, Rhea, picked us up and drove us to each of the events she had scheduled...between doing programs at a couple of schools (we were supposed to do a third, but she had the wrong time written down, so we missed them) and visiting businesses/ticket sellers, she kept us busy for most of the day!
One school had John ...
... found the library and stopped in...the librarian behind the desk was happy to take some flyers, but without any patrons, there wasn't much else we could do.
I drove the RV around a bit, trying to find anything a) open and b) populated, but to no avail. Maybe we should have stopped and chatted with the sports bar patrons, but we figured it wouldn't be the best photo op to have a clown in a bar. ;)
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