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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

The Arch Inside The arch inside is like a theme park attraction.  You enter and go below the arch (in the basement).  You’ll find a gift shop, displays and more. This mural shows how the arch compares with other national monuments.  It’s taller than Mt. Rushmore!  It makes the Statue of Liberty look tiny.  It’s…

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Day 5 – Gateway Arch

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Day 5 – Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch, aka Saint Louis Arch, is a monument.  It’s not a functional building, per se, but a monument built for tourist to visit.  Okay… It’s a government owned tourist trap.

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Day 5 – Good Morning Saint Louis

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Day 5 – Good Morning Saint Louis

Good morning Saint Louis!  You have us for two days.  We are excited to be here.  Our hotel is actually in Kirkwood – a suburb of Saint Louis.  It’s called the Route 66 Holiday Inn.

Like many big cities, it is quite commercialized.  We did pass a few retro looking places which we will explore today.  It was dark when we arrived so we didn’t get to see much.

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Topaz Labs

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Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs provided us with software for processing our images on our Route 66 Tour.  My hope was to process these images as we went along, however I didn’t realize how little time we would have.  We rushed to finish in 30 days.

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Day 2 – Going to Normal

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Day 2 – Going to Normal

This is a continuation of day 2 as we’re going to Normal.  Today I kept thinking about the scene in Young Doctor Frankenstein when Doctor Frankenstein asks Igor about the brain Igor brought him.   “Abby… Abby Normal.”

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Day 2 – Joliet Illinois

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Day 2 – Joliet Illinois

Today’s recap starts in Joliet Illinois, which is just south of Chicago.  It is host to a very nice museum.  It is also home to Route 66 Soda.  Yes, they make Route 66 Beer (a play on words – it’s root beer).

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Day 1 – Chicago South

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Day 1 – Chicago South

Chicago south to Joliet is an interesting drive.  As you get away from downtown, parking becomes more available even though you are surrounded by tall buildings.

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Day 1 – Downtown Chicago

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Day 1 – Downtown Chicago

Now that we’re home, it is time to show you more details of our Route 66 Tour.  This will be done in order.  You will see more photos and commentary.  I hope you enjoy it. We are starting in downtown Chicago.

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Driving Home

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Driving Home

We’re driving home.  After reaching Santa Monica, Paul and I headed to Bay Photo Labs in Scotts Valley, our next over night stop was Reno, Nevada (courtesy of John and Pam Maksimik).  Last night was in Saratoga Springs, Utah (courtesy of Jason and Amber Debenham), and tonight we’re at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Reaching the End

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Reaching the End

It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing we are reaching the end.  Here we are.  We’ve been on the road since Labor Day (Route 66 since 9/5/2017), and now we’ve reached the end.

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