2015 Summer Road Trip – Rochelle Railroad Park

May 18, 2015 This was a day I had marked on my calendar months earlier. The Rochelle Railroad Park in Rochelle Illinois is at the junction where the Union Pacific and BNSF transcontinental railroads cross over one another on their way to Chicago. The town of Rochelle is well west of the Chicago metro area –… Continue reading 2015 Summer Road Trip – Rochelle Railroad Park

Route 66 Days 22 & 23 – Lincoln to Chicago

May 15, 2015 There has been about a week long pause in my blogging about the trip – and I left you all with the cliffhanger just as we were on the outskirts of Chicago. What can I say? Sometimes life happens. We reached North Riverside where our son, daughter-in-law,and grandson live on Friday and… Continue reading Route 66 Days 22 & 23 – Lincoln to Chicago

Route 66 Day 21 – Edwardsville, IL to Lincoln, IL

May 14, 2015 Today marks our 3rd full week on the road; we are getting so close to Chicago but still a couple of days to go. This was a pretty short travel day in comparison with some others but we would go through Atlanta, Illinois – a very small town in size, but large… Continue reading Route 66 Day 21 – Edwardsville, IL to Lincoln, IL

Route 66 Day 20 – Carthage, MO to Edwardsville, IL

May 13, 2015 We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather so far on our trip. There was an enormous storm front across the lower plains – Texas panhandle and Oklahoma – just before we were due to travel through. We didn’t leave Santa Fe, New Mexico until we were sure things were clear ahead. The… Continue reading Route 66 Day 20 – Carthage, MO to Edwardsville, IL