Monday, October 5, 2015

66 Things on Route 66 in Illinois-- Part 2: Cozy Dog

5.  RAY'S ROUTE 66 FAMILY DINER--  Sherman.  Driven past it many times, but have yet to stop.  On my to-do list.

6.  COZY DOG DRIVE-IN--  Springfield.  Which is better, Cozy Dogs or the fries?

7.  MACOUPIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Carlinville  "The Million Dollar Courthouse" and it looks it.  And that was a million bucks back around 1900.

8.  THE INN OF THE LAMPLIGHTER--  Former motel south of Springfield by Lake Springfield.  Now permanent housing and not open to the public.  But we were able to go inside once during an Illinois Route 66 Motor Tour.  Impressive, especially the tile at the bottom of the indoor pool.

9.  BOB WALDMIRE'S SCHOOL BUS--  Pontiac.  In back of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum.  The artist of Route 66 and arguably the soul of the road.  I never knew whether to pity is life style or be jealous of it.


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