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Rte 66 Wandering - Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket - Original Route 66 restaurant | Stowandtellu.com

Rt 66 Wandering #6 – Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

I had the pleasure of meeting a few of my friends at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in Willowbrook, IL. While, I could say we went there to have some of their famous fried chicken, we actually went for the Friday fish fry. Which happens to include whole lobster, fried shrimp or all you can eat fried […]

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Bit o’ Wild West at Montana Charlie’s on Route 66

Once the warm weather arrives, Ken and I try to make it over to Montana Charlie’s flea market at least a few times during the season.  Montana Charlie’s is located right on old Route 66 and has been around since the mid 1960’s.  Since we live in the suburbs of Chicago, the idea of a […]

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Pontiac Illinois: a Motherload of the Mother Road {Route 66}

Would an Elvis fan pass through Memphis and not try to stop off to see Graceland?  The same goes for any Route 66 buff.  If you are in or about the central Illinois corridor, you most definitely want to consider stopping off in the town of Pontiac to feast your eyes on a motherload of […]

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The Pontiac Car Museum from this Girl’s Eyes

Last summer, we took a road trip out to Pontiac, Illinois, which is a HUB of Route 66 attractions along the old route.  Coming up soon I’ll share a short video with a snap shot of the town of Pontiac and it’s Route 66 glory; however, in the meantime, one of our stops was at […]

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Where Does it Start? Route 66 the Original Beginning

Where does Route 66 start? I can tell you that I was curious about it myself.  So, in December of 2012, my son and I struck out, camera in tow, to find the beginning point of Route 66 in the east, aka Chicago.  Depending upon which way you’re heading, the beginning of Route 66 would […]

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Route 66 Historic Roadside Attraction – Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant in Chicago

Nestled under the skyscrapers of Chicago, Illinois, Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bakery is the first dining stop that is original and still remaining along the beginning point of historic Route 66. Route 66 Chicago restaurant and roadside attraction Located at 565 W Jackson Boulevard, the diner opened its doors in 1923 and was ready for […]

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