Monday, September 7, 2009

Down Da 66: Illinois-- Missouri-- Kansas-- Riviera

Some New News About an Old Road.

1. ILLINOIS-- Wednesday we are heading to Missouri via the Illinois stretch of Route66. Planning on stopping at the new Palms Grill in Atlanta if I can stand that hideous water tower. Hope to make mit to St. Louis and have a concrete at Ted Drewe's and play some NTN.

2. MISSOURI-- Thursday, we drive Route 66 through Missouri and spend the night at the Rail Haven in Springfield. Dinner plans call for "throwed rolls" at Lambert's south of town. Hopefully some more NTN if we have time.

3. KANSAS-- Friday, we drive to Kansas and take that short stretch of 66. Hope to stop at the Four Women on the Road place. We might even go to Miami, Oklahoma. I could use a KuKu Burger. Then, it's back to Joplin for early registration for the Missouri Motor Tour.

4. RIVIERA-- In the Route 66 e-mail group, I was happy to hear that the Riviera in Gardne, Illinois, is now open again. A man named Bob bought it and is now open. He plans to keep every thing as it was (good idea) but has updated to code.

Former owners Bob and Peggy Kraft have moved to Manteno, but are always welcome to visit. Maybe we can get him behind the bar again to tell some of those great stories.

It'll Be Good to Get Back on Route 66. --RoadDog

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