After the speed and excitement of the Indy 500, we were happy to slow the pace down a little bit for a couple of days. On Monday we left Indiana and crossed back into Illinois for the second time and stopped in a sweet town called Charleston to visit a great friend. Thadd and I have been friends for over 12 years, but strangely have never actually met!! So we were lucky enough to stay with Thadd, his girlfriend Misty, his brother Andrew, their two dogs Pippin and Erin and their cat Pepe – plus us three and it was a full house!!
Then on Tuesday it was back to Route 66 for the last time. We drove from Charleston to Springfield then followed the Mother Road North to Chicago.
It is so hard to believe that the Route 66 portion of our trip is over. It has been totally incredible, I can’t recommend it highly enough!! I am officially in love with Route 66, the Main Street of America. But fortunately for us (and for you, if you’re actually enjoying this blog), this isn’t the end of the road trip. First we’ll check out Chicago, then it’s on to “Motor City” Detroit, then Niagara Falls and then finishing with New York, New York! (Which, I imagine, is nothing at all like “old” York!)