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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 ...
... Olive and Litchfield before joining I-55 towards Glenarm. At Glenarm I left the interstate to travel a short distance off Route 66 to view the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge which like Route 66 has been by-passed by a more modern bridge. Back in Springfield I manages to snap the State Capitol building just before sunset and before retiring for the night with a Subway for sustenance. Top temperature today was ...
Today we headed for the capital of Illinois - Springfield. It's all about Abraham Lincoln here and a bit of a Route 66. We arrived just on lunch and decided to try the Springfield Route 66 icon - Cozy Dogs, the original corn dog (Pluto pup). The inventors family members still run the restaurant. We ordered three dogs and chips and the chips looked like they'd been cook weeks ago - ugh. The dogs were average - I reckon ...
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, ...
... to end the day - Italian cuisine and a few glasses of wine.
The night was spent at the Lodge at Grant's Trail, a bed and breakfast located in the southern area of St. Louis. We were the only guests (and the only people) in the nine room lodge so it was a bit unsettling, but very cozy. Once we nodded off, there was no care in the world that we were alone.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility