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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 ...
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 ...
... oldest service station on Route 66 but it was closed. We then did a drive-by the Route 66 Drive In, and on the way spotted a place called Texas Roadhouse which looked like an ideal place to return to for dinner. This turned out to be just like the old Lone Star a Restaurants at home, even down to peanuts in their shells that they stopped serving at home (no workplace health and safety here!). After dinner we headed for our ...
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, ...
... tour. Edwards Place was the home of prominent local attorney Benjamin S. Edwards and his wife Helen from 1843 to 1909. Edwards Place was a center for social activity in Springfield, where leading citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained at lavish receptions, dinner parties and summer picnics. ...
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