Yesterday, we arrived in Clinton, on the Mississippi to conclude our four days on Iowa's stretch of the Lincoln Highway. We'd driven it before, but saw many things we missed the first time. Congratulations to Jeff LaFollette for a job well done. I'll be writing more about it in the coming week
We spent the night in town at the Best Western. After getting our final passport stamp at the historical museum, we went over to catch the end of the Clinton Lumber King-Quad City River Bandit game. We got there in the fifth with the score tied. Unfortunately, the River Bandits won in the 7th (and final inning). Sure enjoy Class A Midwest League baseball. (Oh, by the way, no charge to get in at that late inning of the game.)
Drove around the riverfront park and downtown, past J & D Steakhouse (closed on Sundays unfortunately) and the Louis Sullivan-designed store. Also saw the Lafayette Apartments which used to be the LaFayette Hotel, a Lincoln Highway Control Point I believe. Yesterday, I heard a man talking with Jeff at DeWitt who said his parents spent their honeymoon at the hotel.
Sure enjoy visiting Clinton, what small-town America is all about.
In about ten days, we will be driving to Joplin, Missouri, to pick up the Route 66 Association of Missouri's Motor Tour across the state.
Heading home today on Illinois' stretch of the Lincoln today as far as Dekalb. Will visit the headquarters in Franklin Grove and eat lunch across the street at the Lincoln Cafe.
Can't Get Enough of Those Blue Highways. --RoadDog
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