After a snowy start we headed off to sample the delights of Springfield IL. First stop the Shea Gas Station then a guided tour of Abraham Lincolns home with its 3 toilets in one room – you can see why TV took off in the USA!
After a short stop to photograph the last muffler man we then headed of to Litchfield and the Ariston Cafe for lunch in this classic 50’s dinner. Another 66 museum was followed by the largest collection of american classic cars for sale I have seen. Hundreds of cars at unbelievably low prices in huge sheds gathering dust. Then on to the Rabbit Ranch with its memorabilia and rabbits both furry and mechanical! A large collection of VW golfs ( rabbits in the US).
Last stop was the Chain of Rocks Bridge crossing the Mississippi before reaching our hotel at Collinsville.
Find attached some stunning pictures by Isaac Christian taken in the last couple of days. From the night view of Chicago to the official start sign and the snowy night scene from last night. We seem to be moving away from the snow with a sunny day forecast for day 4.