Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 3
Thursday, May 4

McLean IL

View from my Super 8 room: Pouring rain and howling wind!

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Laptop displaying scanned pages from
Jerry McClanahan's guide book - EZ66

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Across from the Super 8 - the landmark Dixie Truckers Home.

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Historic 66 pretty much parallels I-55 (on left) through IL. I stayed on 66 the entire way.

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Atlanta IL

Historic octagonal library

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Giant # 2

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This explains the Giants' history, and the location of the 2 others in Illinois. We've already seen one of them.

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Lincoln IL

After a day & a half of trying to follow the incredibly detailed EZ66 guide book
w/o a navigator, I decided to go it intuitively: Watch for these Historic Route 66 signs
and always stick with the 1926-1930 version if there is a choice. It worked well, and
became spontaneous for the rest of the trip. Anything that looked interesting, I stopped.
I didn't know or care in the morning where I stopped for the night, as long as it was
somewhere along 66. The drive became SO MUCH more relaxing from that point on!

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Two versions here - 1926-30 and 1930-40.

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The Courthouse

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Beautiful!

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Lincoln Historic Museum (Doesn't count for trip museum total - I didn't go in)

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Broadwell IL

Site of the landmark Pig Hip Restaurant. Long gone, but not forgotten.

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Williamsville IL

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Sherman IL

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Springfield IL

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Dinner & a great selection of Craft Beer.

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The landmark Cozy Drive In, home of the legendary Cozy Dog.
Founded by Bob Waldmire's parents and still family run.

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The State Capitol

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End of Day 3

187 miles, zero Interstate miles!

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