Aug 16, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
Well, our first day on Route 66 was a blast. We picked up the route in Joliet Ill., and stayed on it most of the way to St. Louis. We stopped in Odell at a restored Standard Oil station and took a picture of our truck next to a classic gas pump. In Pontiac we stopped at the Route 66 museum for a while. Then in Atlanta we got a picture of a Muffler man and a 100 year old grain elevator. We bought some maple syrup in Funk's Grove and spoke with the lady there for a while about the type of Route 66 travelers they get. A lot of Europeans travel the road, according to her. She even had a group that shipped over their cars from Europe to drive the Mother Road. Next we stopped at Country Classic Motors which is a used car lot for cars from the 20's to the 80's. We saw some really awesome cars there. They are in running condition but need some work if they are ever to become show quality. But $8000 will get a really cool 70's muscle car or even a 50's sedan! The last place we stopped today was Henry's Rabbit Ranch. We met Henry and talked to him for about 20 min. Henry is a really nice guy and I really commend his efforts to keep the Route 66 history going. We got into our hotel about 7:30 our time and we're getting ready to go to the Gateway Arch.