AUGUST 21-- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill allowing for Route 66 motorcycle plates.
AUGUST 22-- Tauqueria Moroleon, a Mexican restaurant, has moved into the old Sonrise Donut building in Springfield, Illinois. You know, the place with that neat old neon sign that has been closed more than it has been open ever since we've been doing Route 66. However, we once did catch it open and ate there.It features a horseshoe-shaped formica lunch counter. Sonrise Donuts was the first doughnut and coffee shop in Springfield and open from 1947 to 1998.
AUGUST 23-- KSDK TV in St. Louis ran a two minute clip on Rich Henry in Staunton, Illinois. he has been at his Route 66 and rabbit place for over 20 years now. His place is located at 1106 Historic Old Rt. 66.
He was a big reason we got "hooked" on Route 66 when we stopped by his place on our first trip on Route 66 in 2002.
Wonder If the Tauqueria Serves Horseshoes? --RoadDog