In a couple hours, Liz and I will be heading out for the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival. This will be today and tomorrow, may 6 and 7 and will stretch from Joliet to Towanda (just north of Bloomington-Normal).
Every town along the way has things planned for it, some more than others.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum has free admission . Then there are the towns of Elwood, Wilmington, Braidwood, Godley and Braceville. Gardner will feature 66 cent pork sliders served from the Diner by the two-cell jail in the downtown park.
This is the stretch where we rarely go as usually we take Illinois Highway 47 to Dwight where we pick up the Mother Road.
Dwight and Odell will be featuring their old gas stations and the Texaco man. Pontiac will have a concert by the Route 66 Concert Band.
We plan on spending tonight in Pontiac and then driving to Towanda on Sunday, hitting all spots along the way.
Looking forward to visiting the old Filling Station restaurant in Lexington and then the car show and Best Damn Garage in Towanda Sunday.
Route 66in' It All the Way. --RoadDog
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