Red Roof Inn
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We ended up moving on to Champaign, Il since the weather was pretty bad. The campground we were heading to called us twice, saying we have a lot of mud. So we missed an area that had a few things for us to see but Champaign is a nice place and our campground is really nice.
While visiting here we were able to take a tour of our ...
... on the way in. Luckily, the road my hotel was on, Grand Avenue, runs all the way to downtown. Once I got close I turned to the south and crossed Washington, Madison, Monroe and Adams to get to Jackson Boulevard where 66 ends and was its original start point before it was turned into a one way street. I followed Jackson to Lake Shore Drive before executing a nifty loop around Van Buren and Roosevelt before heading for the modern day ...
... delay. Our plane's landing was delayed because of an impending storm. Then, it couldn't pull up to the gate for about an hour because there was lightening. Long story short, our departure was delayed, American Airlines screwed up our connecting information in Chicago, and so we got stuck in The Chi.
Yes, we should have been on an overnight flight to Dublin. Yes, we will end ...
... made chicken noodles (think thick chicken soup) and country fried chicken. The food was delicious. This was followed by Lemon cream and/or peach pie with coffee. I had a half piece of both and preferred the Lemon cream. There was a short time allocated for questions which Marvin answered, but we couldn't hear the questions or him talking very well. We actually told the others some info we had learnt from Marvin during the drive. The large group ...
... ideas of where to go. We all sat around in our homes and trucks for over an hour and a half before we were given the okay to drive up the street to an empty lot that we had supposedly received permission to set up on.
The lot was mostly gravel but had some pools of water in the center so after we all parked, some gravel was brought over to fill it in. John and I had noticed upon arriving that there was a coffeehouse/café next to the lot so we parked in a ...
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