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I made it to the Pontiac Route 66 museum. It's kind of eclectic and has stuff loosely related to Route 66, but I got some good pictures. I also got a chance to listen to the "Get your kicks/on Route 66" song. The museum had parking and restrooms, which are always useful. Downtown Pontiac is pretty, with lots of old buildings.

Then I went looking for the Route 66 path in Towanda. This time, I found it, and found that there was a place to park at the gas station for Route 66 travelers. I didn't last very long though. The path goes one mile in one direction from where you park and 2.5 miles in the other direction. I started down the shorter route. My left leg started falling asleep part-way though. (Yes, I know, I should have it looked at, but I don't have a $1000 co-pay for an MRI. Chinzy insurance.) The high points were a couple of series of Burma-Shave signs, which I will post later.

Serendipity: I stopped at a rest area, and they had maps of various sites along Route 66, so I took pictures of the signs. I gather Route 66 is big business around here.

I was listening to an interesting audiobook while I was driving: Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good. I'm only on the second chapter, but it seems sound and helpful. I've also ordered a copy of it for the library because it seemed like something that we should have. Whether the students will read it is another question.
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My knee was spasming out when I went to bed last night, and it really hurt. I had a hard time falling asleep. As a consequence, I overslept this morning, and got myself together too late to go to the Route 66 museum in Pontiac.

So I decided to take old Route 66 to the next town NE of here, Atlanta, IL. There was a restaurant there done up in old '50s style that I had been to before. While I was driving there, I remembered that there was a grain elevator museum that I've always wanted to check out. So I drove around Atlanta looking for it. I drove right past it because I was looking for a modern grain elevator, and this one was wooden and painted red. It had a self-guided tour that explained how the grain elevator worked.




Then a decided to take a picture of the tiny Carnegie (I think) library. While I was there, I realized that I was close to the restaurant, but there was a museum next to the restaurant. I decided to go in. It had an arcade museum with old video games--Space Invaders! Pac-man! I took some pictures there, and then checked out the rest of the museum, and took lots of pictures.



Then I went to the restaurant. I had a large (1/3 pound!) frisco melt with homemade potato chips, and blackberry pie a la mode for dessert. I'm stuffed. Burp.



I had a great time, and I have lots to write about for the blog.

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