Route 66 Photos: Day 1

Every night we fall into bed at 8:00, which is great for sleeping, but not so much for getting blog posts done. In lieu of writing therefore, here is a sampling of photos from the day.

Chicago, where Route 66 begins.
Guardians of art and also of the start of Route 66.
Following the brown signs through Illinois.
I wish the Launching Pad Diner was still open, but happy to see the Gemini Giant still standing alongside the road.
Not to be outdone, Atlanta, Illinois bought this Giant and set him grandly in the middle of town.
In a museum in Pontiac, Illinois lived a Volkswagon, complete with all the paraphanalia you could ever want for a trip along Route 66.
Our hotel in Springfield, Illinois.