Friday, May 21, 2010

RT 66 - Dwight to Springfield

We gathered at Kankakee, IL for our "Little Plastic Trailers on Route 66" trip yesterday and started out to explore The Mother Road.


In Dwight, IL we found the Ambler Texaco gas station which was the longest continuously serving fuel stop along The Mother Road, serving up go-juice to customers for 66 years straight!

The Odell Station is nicely restored, with a gift shop where we all bought Route 66 stickers for our trailers. I can't believe I put a decal on the trailer . . . Oscar looked at me and said "What the heck Pete, snap out of it! Its Route 66!" (Wise little dog)

Near lunch time we couldn't resist dining at The Old Log Cabin restaurant in Pontiac, IL. It was constructed from cedar telephone poles in 1926.


After a good meal, we continued on down the road in search of new sights (and smells, reminded Oscar)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When are you arriving in Springfield? Isabella (the Italian Greyhound) said she wants to meet Oscar. Isabella's Pack.

Oscar said...

Currently in Springfield, IL. Plan to take in the Lincoln Museum today. Tomorrow, Pete & I are off to Stanton, MO.

My cell Phone: 830-688-9809

Anonymous said...

Oscar,
I'm jealous. I haven't been able to convince my peoples to let me see the Museum yet. My pack mom gets off work at 5p this afternoon and she will call you. Hope to meet you later today.
Isabella the Iggy
(Pete, enjoy the museum; it's great. Will call as soon as I get off work at 5p. Isabella's people Mom, Pamela.)

senoraberry said...

Wonderful pictures and comments. Thanks.

Happy Trails said...

Sooooo much fun! I'm so glad Oscar let you go on this trip!