Posts Tagged “Route 66”

Day 4 – Saint Louis Getting Closer

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Day 4 – Saint Louis Getting Closer

Saint Louis is Getting Closer.  After leaving the turkey tracks (which were on a side alignment), we  came across Polly’s Restaurant.  It seems like Polly’s is closed down.

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis Continued

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis Continued

Traveling to Saint Louis continued, we leave the cobblestone highway and we come upon this…

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis

Let’s make this clear.  There are two Springfields on Route 66 — Illinois and Missouri.  We’re leaving the one in Illinois heading to Saint Louis, Missouri.  Before we head out we are going to go to Lincoln’s Tomb.

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Day 3 – Beyond Normal

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Day 3 – Beyond Normal

Beyond Normal As we head southwest, beyond Normal, Illinois, we continue to find interesting things and people. Coming from Western New York where maple syrup is a staple food, it was fun to see a sugar house on Route 66.  Funks Grove is best known for pictures of a barn with colorful Adirondack chairs (how…

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Superlatives

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Superlatives

What are the superlatives of Route 66 as Paul and I saw it?

Well, let us list them.

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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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Lessons Learned

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Lessons Learned

After a trip of this magnitude, we have lessons to share. The lessons learned are categorized below. We hope this serves as a guide to others.

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Cheyenne

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne Last night we checked in to the Little America Hotel here in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  It was exactly 40 years ago (October 1997) that I served as a missionary in Cheyenne for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.    It has changed a lot. The front desk recommended Rib & Chop for dinner. …

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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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Longest Day

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Longest Day

This was our longest day yet.  We got up at the crack of dawn, drove to the desert, and photographed the sunrise.  Our location – Cool Springs Station.  It is just outside Oatman, Arizona.

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