It was 15 degrees when I left Spring grove this morning. And, it had risen to a "balmy" 25 degrees by the time I got to Dwight, on good old Route 66. There were flashing lights on at the railroad crossing where Route 66 and Il.-47 split. I waited awhile. but saw nothing coming so, like everyone else, proceeded carefully through it. I have seen a train hit a car before and sure gained a new respect for train crossings. As such, the folks behind me weren't happy, but I don't take chances.
As I drove through Dwight, WJEZ put on a great Route 66 tune, the Eagles' "Take It Easy." You know, "Standing On the Corner in Winslow, Arizona."
WJEZ has live deejays, which I like as I am no big fan of the "canned music" so many stations use instead of real folks.
Further south on Il-47. I tuned into 98.1 FM. WHHP, another favorite that features blues and Americana music out of Farmer City, Illinois. Sadly, it is now WHP and a classic rock station and it sounds like it is probably canned. I like classic rock, but we sure lost a unique station.
Happy Fiftieth Anniversary Liz
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