Monday, June 30, 2008
Today started and ended with the one thing you have to do on Route 66 ... EAT. So, we started at the Crispy Waffle, a breakfast spot in Joliet recommended by the Harley dealer, and ended at Xochimilco, an authentic Mexican restaurant in Springfield. We were really HOGS. In between was some great Route 66 scenery. We stopped at the Pok-a-Dot Drive-in, but the Crispy Waffle was too much for us to get ice cream at 11:00 a.m. (Yep, that's right - David turned down ice cream.) We passed a great coffee shop that was an early version of a Starbucks. We also saw what must be an original Texaco Gas Station. The only down side of the day was the Harley Dealer was closed on Mondays, the hotel we wanted was too far from everything, the diner we wanted was a dump that closed for dinner, the computer wouldn't work on webcam, the map wouldn't fold right, it rained on the bike while Robin was swimming in a great pool and David was writing on his book, the restaurant we went to before the Mexican place was a cafeteria style and Aiden refused to talk to us on the phone when he found out the webcam wouldn't work. All-in-all a great 2nd day. We are 400 miles down and 5800 to go. (And, Dan, you were right. I only stayed on the back roads for about 100 miles. This bike is meant to be ridden on open highway. Interstate 55 here we come). Miss everyone.
Posted by David Hulings at 9:49 PM