Red Roof Inn
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... were there first.
The last two days of the trip are pretty much driving with food stops. We had two 6-hour stretches and then a 2-hour stretch. To pass the time, we have still been listening to some audiobooks, but we’ve also been playing a game called Rubberneckers. It’s basically I-Spy for the car. We have to find everything from cars being pulled over to specific billboards to finding other people in their car singing or ...
... on the park and found out that the park was originally inhabited by native Americans and the village was called Kickapoo.
Europeans came and drove the Indians out. Wells were dug to extract salt from the area and then in the early 20th century extensive strip mining for coal ravaged the land. First the virgin forests were cleared and then came the strip ...
... not imagine being here in the winter, it would be a cold campus. There were a lot of parents and students getting tours. So we listened in and ended up touching the nose of Lincoln for good luck.
We went in to several stores that we don't have in Florida, but didn't end up buying anything.
Tomorrow is on to Utica, Il and Starved Rock State Park and some wonderful hiking in the canyons of the park.
... business. It was very interesting to see and hear how our friends started the business. I know it would be a great place to work!
I have also been able to play some pickleball. I was having withdrawals and the people here are great in welcoming new players. You always meet the nicest people playing pickleball.
Suzanne has ...
... next town along, Odell, also has a restored gas station. The last stop of the day was made in Pontiac where the Route 66 museum is a great visit. I could have spent hours there but needed to get back on the road before I became too tired to drive. I continued along 66 to Bloomington where I left the route to travel east to Champaign from where I'll travel to Indianapolis tomorrow. Maximum temperature today touched 80F with mostly sunny ...
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