Wagon Wheel Motel
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When researching places to see along Historic Route 66 I read about the Historic Wagon Wheel Motel. Reviews were good and it had been recently updated so we were pleased when we called and they had a room. It is adorable, clean and comfortable. AND it is next door to Hicks BBQ. Perfect ending to a perfect first day!
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One nice thing about only having to drive for around 5 hours a day is that you have time to do what you want and not rush doing it :)
When we arrived last night, we read that Cuba was famous for the many murals painted on buildings around town and decided to walk/drive around to see them all before Day 2 on highway. Very informative and fun. Very cute small town. So glad we spent time here!
... Lots of interesting history from the 12 women who originally explored it, to the days as an underground speakeasy, to the concerts held down there for years! I am so glad I stopped. It is the only drive-through cavern in North America, and there are only 3 others in the world.
Tomorrow, heading for Mason, Ohio. There's snow on the way here, but I think I will miss most of it (fingers crossed)!
This resort is another one with a beautiful pool (and another one available to us through Resort Parks International).
We went into Hermann, toured the Stone Hill Winery, the Hermann Wurst Shoppe, stopped in a Brewery (for Greg, of course), and then had a bite of BBQ. A good day, despite the oppressive heat (which seems to be the theme of this summer's travels!)
... a nightmare as the weather got hotter as we got further south. As it was, we had comfy seats and air-con to keep us sane!
And so we set off, initially in rather utilitarian surroundings on Interstate 55. Not all of Route 66 survives, having fallen into disrepair after being superseded by bigger, faster, straighter roads. The Chicago end of it is one such piece, hence the inauspicious beginnings of the adventure. However, we soon picked up Route 66, signed ...