Route 66 Day 4
Our first day on the road today. To ease our passage out of Chicago we had the satnav on, finding us a route to Pontiac IL. Or we thought we did: we began to have doubts when it took us past the signs for I55 and St Louis and on into Indiana. Which is when we found that Hilary had had a slip of the cursor and targeted the wrong Pontiac. We pointed it at Joliet and got back on track soon enough.
Before too long we began to pass sights we'd seen in books or on Billy Connolly's TV series on Route 66, such as the Winslow Giant:
Arcola's biggest claim to fame is that the Raggedy Ann doll was invented here. And while enjoying the lonesome train hooters by the railroad tracks, I realised from a mural (Illinoisians love their murals) that one of the trains that passes each day is the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans. Which solves my problem of finding a suitable piece of music to encapsulate the day.