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Rt 66 Wandering: Henry's Drive-In and Cindy Lyn Motel - Cicero Illinois - StowAndTellU

Rt 66 Wandering #5 – Henry’s Drive-In and Cindy Lyn Motel

As some of you may know, I grew up just outside of Chicago, near Route 66. Exploring some of the old Rt 66 stomping grounds has been an intriguing past-time. I’m working towards putting them all together into a travelogue titled “Route 66 Wandering”. Sounds corny doesn’t it? Oh, well.  Sometimes, you just can’t help […]

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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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Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… […]

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Gloomy Fall Gallery Wall and Route 66 Talking Crow

As the season of Fall and our basement update having been rolling along together, I have literally, just one small section of our townhouse that isn’t stacked with stuff from the basement.  It’s a section of my living/ dining room wall, and I have been hanging up all of my recent Fall-ish projects (really, just […]

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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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Route 66 Shelf Mini Makeover

I’m not kidding when I say that I like texture, and this Route 66 shelf is a prime example of just how far I will go to add texture to…well, just about anything! I originally bought this shelf at a yard sale for $3.00 about 10 years ago. It was old, beat up and painted […]

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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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