Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

Day 2: Springfield

If you’re a cretin like me, it might take a reminder that Springfield — not Chicago — is the capital of Illinois. Of course, from The State House Inn, our 1960s-era motor hotel, that reminder is the capital building just … Continue reading

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An observation

Sam Waterston has the most amazing sculpted eyebrows. They are like fine art deserving of a blue ribbon. Also, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum rocks. It is world class fun. That is all.

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Route 66, Part 2

Route 66 was built for speed. Conceived as a consistently paved, wide-open thoroughfare to get you from here to there, it was about providing smooth travel, and the mythology that surrounded it was steeped in Westward expansion. If you ever … Continue reading

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