Thursday, April 7, 2016

News From Along Route 66, March 2016: See Illinois 66 from a Train

These articles taken from the Route 66 News Site.  It has more articles and expanded information.  I just write about ones of particular interest to me.

MARCH 3--  Aubrey McClendon, owner of Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma, died in a fiery highway crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.  He opened the iconic store in 2007.  The last time we were through it was in 2006, so haven't been able to visit it yet.

He is what keeps the Spirit of 66 continuing.

MARCH 3--  You can see Illinois Route 66 from a vintage 1950s domed railroad car.  there will be a two-day excursion in April between Chicago and St. Louis.  It will be April 23-24 with stops in Joliet, Dwight, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton.  Cost is $695.

Seeing the road from a different point of view.

MARCH 8--  The Boots Court Motel neon relighting is set for April 9.  definitely a place we want to stay.

--RoadDog

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