I have been blogging since 2006. Till last year, my default destination was downtown Chicago.
Ten years later, in 2017, I was wondering if I should explore small towns of IL.
A whole new world opened up for me. I have been to small towns earlier, but in a randon way. This year, I was focused on a more systematic approach.
2017 Day Trip: Exploring Historic Route 66 in Illinois to see the delightfully gaudy roadside attractions!Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
2017 Day Trip: June 4, 2017. Exploring Route 66 in Illinois.
U.S. Route 66 Also known as US 66 or Route 66 It is the Main Street of America or the Mother Road.
It was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.The highway, which became...
Exploring Route 66, IL: Wilmington
Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on U.S. Route 66 at the Eastern entrance to Wilmington, Will County, Illinois. It stands outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant. The 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant "Muffler...
Exploring Route 66 in Illinois
U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.
US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.
The highway, which became one of...
Elsie the Cow
At The Creamery, in Mokena, IL.
She was earlier at old Gas City Headquarters in Frankfort, IL
Elsie was relocated at The Creamery in Mokena in 2012. To celebrate Elsie's relocation, all Creamery stores in the area sold Root Beer Floats, called “black cows,” at half price.
It's first location was in Chicago, at 55th...
Batavia - City of Windmills.
Batavia was once the "Windmill Capital of the World" because of the number of windmill manufacturers in the city.
From the 1860s until the 1950s, Batavia, Illinois, was home to six companies manufacturing windmills that greatly accelerated America’s ability to settle “the West.” The Second World War effectively ended an industry as a result of expanded...
Public Art on William J. Donovan Bridge, aka Wilson Street Bridge.
William J. Donovan bridge is the only bridge in Batavia over Fox River. The current Wilson Street Bridge, or Donovan Bridge, is the 3rd generation of the bridge and was built between 2007 and 2008. The bridge it replaced stood since 1911, which replaced the original...