Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Drive-in
Polk a Dot on Route 66
We met with a group of students at the Polk a Dot, they came over to inspect the bike and ask the usual questions. They were with the main man from the Illinois Route 66 Preservation Society and they invited us to tag along with them. This actually turned out to be a good plan as we got to see in lots of places normally not open to visitors. Whilst waiting for everyone to sort out their rides a guy (Don) on a Harley turned up and came over for a chat. He decided to join us all and as it turned out we rode with him until 3 June - more on that later.
Riviera Roadhouse - which has now been destroyed by fire
Jail House - Gardiner IL
Standard Oil Gas Station
We overnighted in Springfield, having our first Mexican meal of the trip, and what would priove to be lots of beers. Don was a hazard to the liver, not that we needed much encouragement.
29th May - Breakfast at Cozy Dogs where we met up with the students, continued along 66 into Missouri, stopping at the Chain of Bridges - the bridge allows you to walk acorss the Mississipi River back into Illinois
Old cars outside our hotel
Soulsby Service Station
Chain of Bridge - some of the students
If you missed any parts try the label Travelling Tales or USA Trip 2004 and that should bring up all the previous episodes!