Monday, May 20, 2013

Taking the Lincoln Highway to Iowa: Clinton LumberKings

There sure was a lot of traffic on all the roads for some reason.  Busy Thursday, I suppose.  Great Lincoln Highway signage in Illinois but someone must have stolen the signs west of Sterling as we were temporarily off the old road.

Almost got off US-30 where the Lincoln goes off to Fulton, but remembered at the last minute we needed to go to Clinton.  Once across the river and way south of the town (with all those great Clinton Lincoln Highway heritage concrete markers.  Clinton is one town that appreciates it old highway roots) we stopped at what used to be the Frontier Best Western which we thought had reopened, but a security guard came out and said the hotel was now dorms for Ashford University.

Ended up staying at the Super 8, where we have stayed a lot of times before.  Nice rooms and for just $50, that's affordable.  And, when we mentioned we were going to the LumberKings game, they gave us a pair of general admission tickets.  Even a better deal!!

Decided to get a bite to eat and went to Taco John's on 2nd Street, the old Lincoln Highway.  But, we were a bit shocked at how wxoensive they had gotten, so left and went to KFC for those delicious new boneless chicken meals ($5 for two big pieces, a side, biscuit and drink).

Free parking at the stadium, now called Ashford University Field.  The Class A Midwest League LumberKings share it with the college team.  That's good getting joint use of the facility.

Play Ball!!  --RoadDog

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