- T​he start of the Mother road.

B​egin Route 66...

D​own the road to Joliet

F​inally the start of the adventure. I lower the top to get the opening photo 2 stop lights before I got there. It started to rain so I put it back up the light before I got there. So we have a photo through a rain covered windshield. Next time....

T​he first stop of the day

T​he first stop of the day

H​enry's is a step back in time, and that is not a bad thing. A dog with fries was $4 and change, a bargain for sure. Presentation was interesting. They fix the dog with all the things that make it "Chicago Style" and then pile the fries on top and wrap it up. Their sign depicts their presentation. The rain poured down and with Covid19 restrictions still on, the dinning room was the front seat of the car. Note they do not have a drive up window. They seem stay plenty busy with out one.

D​o we see a theme developing with my choice of stops?

D​o we see a theme developing with my choice of stops?

Y​es that is Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues dancing on top of ice cream shop. Don't take my word for it, stop in and try their Chocolate shake. Also offers a chance to walk around and decompress after getting out of Chicago. The proprietor also did a great job of giving directions to Jake Blues home away from home, Joliet State Prison.

T​his will make any one want to stay on the straight and narrow...

T​his will make any one want to stay on the straight and narrow...

N​ot at all hard to find. A self guided tour around the prison yard is spendy at $20 but it does go to the on going preservation. The prison was abandoned in 2002 and the vandals went to work. Several folks have work days on Saturdays to try and stabilize and preserve. The allowed me to get inside the fence at this location for a couple of photos. The tour parking and entrance is at the far end as you approach, turn left and follow the road all the way to the back lolly port...

J​ust inside of the only building open to visits. Upstairs was death row.

J​ust inside of the only building open to visits. Upstairs was death row.

T​hey are serious about Jake and Elwood in Joliet!

T​hey are serious about Jake and Elwood in Joliet!

A​cross the street from the ice cream shop going into Joliet.

A​cross the street from the ice cream shop going into Joliet.

T​he local Museum. Interesting collection with a Route 66 gift shop.

T​he local Museum. Interesting collection with a Route 66 gift shop.

H​opefully the rain will be done by tomorrow so the top can stay down for some cruising. Wonder where Rt 66 will take me tomorrow.

Join In

Comments (2)

  • Midwestern Food-- Come for the Slathered Hog Dogs, stay for the angio-plasty!

    (I'm from back there so can make the observation. Damn, it's hard to stay on diet with Steak and Shake everywhere..._)

      25 days ago
    • I found dogs at the Gilmore Museum and at Henry's for sure. My GPS found dynamite Italian in Springfield IL. It was at Saputos...

        25 days ago
2