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Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

September 23-25 is the 15th Annual Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Illinois.  The fun kicks off on Friday evening 6pm to 10pm with the car parade, right on Route 66.  Saturday’s events begin at 11am with a huge car show in downtown Springfield.  It is estimated 1000 cars will be in attendance.  Festivities, including burn out competition, food, and live music, continue until 10pm.  See more cars on Sunday, from 11am to 2pm.   RJ’s Route 66 will be at the festival with their shirts, signs, wine corks, and more!  Find them in the booth with the Missouri Route 66 Association.  It’s going to be a great time!!

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The Beginning

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My husband, Richard, and I always seem to agree on vacation destinations and what we want to do while on vacation.  I figure that makes us pretty lucky, because some couples have very different perceptions of what a great vacation consists of.  Not that we are experienced world travelers, but no matter where we end up, we always have a great time together.

After we were married awhile, Richard began talking about traveling Route 66.  For the first time ever, I disagreed with his travel plans.  I thought, “No way!  That’s NOT for me!  Why would I want to drive on some broke down road and see what?  Dirt?  Chunks of broken pavement?  An old house falling down?”  I was supportive of his quest, but it was not my idea of fun.

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