Editor’s note: Patti and Brian Blumhorst of Mendota and Dave and Conda McFee of Channahon have embarked on a 2,500-mile trip traveling on Route 66, starting from its origin in Chicago all the way to Los Angeles. The Blumhorsts are driving in their 2005 Mustang convertible and the McFees bought a 2004 Chrysler Seibring for the trip. Patti is chronicling their trip for Shaw Media.
Day #3 - 244 miles. Made it out of Illinois.
Had to make stops at Illinois quirky spots - Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton and Livingston to see the Pink Elephant and old high school. Walked halfway across the Chain of Rocks Bridge before crossing into Missouri. Made stops in Rolla, Mo. to see Stonehenge (not Stonehedge, Conda McFee).
Crossed over Devil’s Elbow bridge near Jerome and definitely had to make a stop at Uranus for Rich Rick Artman. Spent the night at Munger’s Moss Motel in Lebanon, Mo. Wonderful motel - this iconic motel has been in operation for 75 years and the same owners for 50 years.
Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and named as 2020 IPA and 2021 NINA Best Sports Columnist for nondailys.