I like to drive through downtown Gibson City, Illinois, (between Dwight and Champaign) despite there being a sort of bypass around it. One of these days I'm going to stop at one of the places. Where 47 leaves the city, there is one of the busiest McDonad's anywhere (and also sometimes a stop if needed).
Just south of it is the Harvest Drive In, a twin-screen drive in movie theater. Unfortunately, the screens are essentially just large billboards. Opening day is March 29th in case you're interested.
One thing about listening to the Whip, you also get to hear farm reports (I knew what hog futures were, but have since forgotten). And, of course, there are all kinds of farm-related commercials along with local places hosting bands. At noon on Tuesday, there is a show called The Blue Side of Town featuring an hour of bluegrass with Del Curry (who must be a big-time bluegrass guy). At 12:05, they played a great blugrass oldie "Pain in My Heart."
Still On the Road. --RoadDog