Today was a stop-and-go day. We had 273 miles to go with an overnight stop near Paducah, KY. We have a pull-thru site so we can stay hooked up to the Jeep. Today our route takes us on 6 different highways. This is our second day traveling through the length of Ilinois. This is ONE LONG state when you have to travel north to south. BORING! We both got up early and made our preparations to leave. We hooked up the Jeep and were on the road shortly after 9:00. Throughout our stay in Springfield, we drove on parts of the famous Route 66 which goes right through town.
We passed by the famous Shea’s Gas Station on Route 66 on our way out of town. It is the oldest gas station on Route 66 built in 1917.
We know someone who actually took a driving vacation to drive Route 66. That was quite a drive. Driving south on I-55, we passed Lake Springfield.
I-55 is so straight in this area, Bob said we’ve gone 15 miles without a turn.
The stoppage took place near the town of Metropolis–Home of Superman.
We crossed the Ohio River and the border into Kentucky at 1:40. Barges were at work on the Ohio River.
We stayed connected, so setup went quickly. Auggie and I took a walk down to the dog park to stretch our legs after the 5- hour drive. He was alone in the dog park, but he enjoyed sniffing around.
This little guy was sitting on the electrical box when we plugged in. When’s the last time you’ve seen one of these?
We relaxed after the long drive and had dinner. Tomorrow would be a shorter drive with another overnight stop. I am not looking forward to going home because of the heat AND the COVID! We will need to be masking again when we go into closed spaces. Florida is not doing so well with getting COVID under control. You can thank our governor for that! We are enjoying the cooler temps in our travels, even as we head south. Weather-wise, today was a beautiful day of traveling with 84-degee temperatures and sunshine!
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I agree with you—our governor is NOT helping to bring this catastrophe under control. I’m not a democrat, but I strongly feel masks are required!