Travels on Day 0 – Chicago!

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The Driveby Tourist is headed out for the Route 66 trip! You’ll see more on other posts about Travels on Day 0 – Chicago. Specifically, Positioning to Chicago. After all, been planning this for a long time.

Travels on Day 0 - Chicago

My first “stop”. But, it was just to stop along the highway to get a picture of a Wisconsin sign. I know, kind of boring but had to document my progress. Does feel good to be underway. And getting to another state feels like a start. And Chicago will make it even better! Here’s a link to a site about the start.

Travels on Day 0 - Chicago

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Started out from home with 4 inches of snow to push off the rental car (Hyundai Accent – economy car) and headed for Chicago. After I got onto I-94 downtown Minneapolis, the roads were clear. No problem the rest of the way. As I said, was just “positioning” today. Took pictures of the Welcome signs to Wisconsin and Illinois.

Finishing Travels on Day 0 – Chicago

I got to the hotel at 8:30. Right downtown Chicago on the river and near Lake Michigan. It’s about 1/2 mile to the beginning of Route 66. Great hotel. 33rd floor with a view of downtown. I could have paid a lot more for the river view but economy won out as I’m leaving in the morning. Funny, I see Trump Tower out of my window! (No, I’m not being political, just a comment.)

Route 66 here I come! I’m ready and I guess Route 66 doesn’t care if I’m ready but at least I’m in Chicago!

Expect to be in Pontiac IL from Chicago tomorrow. I’ll be back then with a post about the day! I’ll see some historic attractions on the way.

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