Friday, June 2, 2017

Illinois' Rt. 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival-- Part 9: Bob's Bus Home

MAY 6, 2017, SATURDAY

Also parked behind the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac is Bob Waldmire's converted bus home.  This we had never seen while Bob was alive, but is where he held "court" in his final weeks.  The museum now has it.

It is every bit as crammed with stuff as was his minibus.  We walked through it and talked with Cathy Stevanovich, the president of the Illinois Route 66 Association who was manning it.  She said the association is working hard on find an inside place to keep the bus as the Illinois weather is posing a problem.

They thought they had a place in Pontiac, but it fell through.

Everything inside the bus is just sitting out the way Bob left it.  Sadly, Cathy said that items have disappeared as people go through it.

--RoadDog

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