Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Old Rte. 66 passes through Normal and Bloomington on its way to California. So, this morning, Yuma and I decided to follow it south about 30 miles to Atlanta, Illinois.
After leaving Bloomington, it follows the I-55 interstate and passes through the villages of Shirley, Funks Grove and Mclean before reaching the town of Atlanta.
I took a short trip across the bridge into Shirley and stopped at Sam’s Auto Body shop. I met Sam many year’s ago and knew he had a shop there. With a population of under 400 and only about four buildings in the whole area, it wasn’t hard to find. Had a nice visit and was on my way.
During my short drive from Shirley to Funks Grove, two police cars passed me. When I arrived to the accident, it was on a road just off Rte. 66 leading into Funks Grove. It was crowded with ambulances and and a fire truck. There was a farm implement half way across the road and to the right of the road on the railroad tracks was a large track laying machine.
No idea what happened and did not want to bother anyone, so I just kept going.
Atlanta is not very big. Population 1692 in 2010 census. Has a beautiful octagon shaped city library and museum. There is a beautiful tower clock next to it.
They have a Paul Bunyon giant holding a hotdog. Don’t see those often.
See you later.