APRIL 26, TUESDAY
** Continental breakfast in the lobby, then over to Wal-Mart, across the road. I love going to landscaping nurseries this early in spring. It means winter is over. Later, I went to Mel-O-Cream, a real Springfield treat, for a donut and coffee.
** Drove Route 66 out of Springfield and caught nearly every one of their many, many, many stoplights red. Sure made my day.
** Got on I-55 north of Sherman and stayed on it to Atlanta. We had never gotten off at the Atlanta exit from I-55, and it was a bit confusing and strange looking for a bit. We were able to find main street without much difficulty (small town, you know).
** We went to the Palms Grill Cafe. Atlanta is a town that really pushes its Route 66 heritage and this is a big example of it. The place was a mainstay of the town for decades before closing. It has been renovated to look as it did in the 1940s. a real trip back into time.