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Rt. 66; Beyond Bloomington, IL

Monday, August 12, 2013

I've been busy the last few weeks so haven't had a chance to update my virtual walk, although I've been getting quite a few steps in. Today I decided to make time to update my progress. There's no doubt I've left the urban jungle behind me. I've made my way through places like Funks Grove, Shirley, McLean to name just a few. It's so nice to be able to share photos of Rt. 66 and the places on it while taking this virtual walk. It certainly makes it much more fun to see what's around the next bend in the road or what gem may be found at the next town. The Old Country Store and Shirley Railroad Depot can be found in Funks Grove.

Oh and if you have time, stop for some maple sirup, yes I spelled it with an i.

Heading south you come to Atlanta, IL, a must see for any Rt. 66 roadie. There a quite a few sights you don't want to miss in this little town. Check out the giant holding the hot dog.

Ending my walk in Broadwell, IL, home of the Pig Hip Restaurant. The Pig Hip Restaurant operated as a restaurant from 1937 till 1991 with Ernie Edwards as the creator of the Pig Hip sandwich.

As the restaurant closed, it reopened as a museum till it burned down in march 2007. All that's left now is a plaque at the site.

So this walk is over for now. I've traveled 176 miles and have a long, long way to go.

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    How could you not mention Normal, IL????? I was working for the railroad in Cicero, IL and my friend applied for a job in Galesburg. We laughed about getting a place in Normal so we could say we lived in Normal and vacationed in Peculiar, Missouri! You're doing great. I still haven't put in the time to start at the LA end so we could meet although I am racking up some miles of my own!!
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    1706 days ago
  • GINAC0
    Very cool! Is there a website you found for this or can it be done through SparkPeople? I'd love to do my own!
    1714 days ago
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