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After 450 miles south, we head east skirting he big city areas and rolling thru the countryside. This post is in between campsites to alert you to a (planned) direction change.
Stopping for lunch at a large rest area east of Bloomington, Illinois, we admire the vast fields and ominous clouds of an impending weather front moving in from the southeast.
Time is getting close for our travels to Italy. We are excited; our adventures will include: Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa, Venice, Milan and the Italian and Swiss Alps.
Plane and train tickets have been purchased a well as tickets to several historical sights - Vatican, Academy of the Arts (David) and Uffizi Gallery.
We are looking forward to meeting up with our friends (Phyllis and Michale) from England in ...
... barge pushed a loaded barge also 3 boats wide, to join the first one.
Okay it's not everyone's cup of tea, but we got fascinated by ships and locks 40+ years ago when we went to the UK by ship via the Panama Canal. Then while in the UK we went on a couple of Canal boat holidays and again we had fun entering the locks but they're a lot smaller so one physically opened and shut the ...
... to Illinois to start the trip.
We found that with the trailer we weren't able to travel on 66 as much as we planned but we drove some of the way on the Route in each of the eight states that it travels through and followed the interstate that parallels the road the rest of the way.
We still need to drive from the start of 66 in Chicago back to Bloomington. That will wait for another day.
We recommend you all get your "Kicks on Route ...
... We have brought things to give to my sons that they had left in my attic for the past 10-15 years! it's now their treasures and no longer my junk! How rude!!!! Felt good to get it out of my house tho! Back to my shopping trip! Since the car is full I sure can't buy anything of any size :(. But I'm hoping I'll get some ideas of things I can do at home with some of my own ...
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