200 miles on this day
11.08.2015 26 °C
We arrived at Eagle Rider by taxi at 0905 this morning. Unfortunately 2 Germans were in front of us so by the time we processed our paperwork we didn't leave until 1035. But hey ho in real terms that's nothing!! We had a photo shoot to see us starting Route 66 but very shortle we got too hot and packed our jackets in the top box and rode in shirt sleeves. this temperature was in excess of 28 degrees.
We meandered along the old route 66 and I55 finally arriving at Dixi's Diner at McCleanes. This is the 1st ever truck stop along the route and has been restored. We had to diet cokes (yes... diet cokes!!!) and took the photo.. We continued onto Springfiels, our destination, at 1640 hours and 200 miles later.
On wandering out we found the Chesepeke steak and fish food restaurant and had as much as you could eat and drink for less than $50. We had some bread brought to us as a starter and it was a small loaf!!! We need building up after a long day on the road but we don't need weighing down!!! We tried our best but had to leave some..............
The day has settled down now so we are writing this in our room with a customary Jacks & coke.