Market Street Inn
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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 ...
... dogs at the RNA at home are way better! The restaurant did have lots of cool Route 66 memorabilia and a wall covered in number plates from the eight route states. We learned that the artist guy with the bus we saw earlier in Pontiac was the son of the cozy dog inventor. After this grease injection we headed for the Lincoln visitor centre and booked a Lincoln home guided visit. We had time to see the film at the ...
(^ A quote from a kid in one of the daycares...we're still not sure what it means.)
Let it be known that fire department folks are some of the absolute nicest, helpful, and most genuine people you can ever hope to cross paths with. It’s been proven time and time again that when we look ahead at our schedule and see that a fire department is sponsoring the circus, we smile and know that our day with them will be great.
And today was no ...
... a few, but I have to believe that there are many more for 55-year-olds. I'm proud of him for pushing through it!
Distance: 106.23 mi - 2,553.39 total
Time: 07:02:16 - 173:05:50 total
Elevation Gain: 1,748 ft - 84,091 total
Av. Speed: 15.1 mph - 14.8 overall
Av. HR: 116 bpm - 126 overall
Calories: 6,338 - 167,752 total
Flat Tire Count:
Scott - 9
Stephen - 3
Mark - 2
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