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7) Day 2 part 2...

Yes,lots of stuff to tell... deal with it.

21 °F
View VW bus trip on PayDro's travel map.

i don't know... the day started ok, but the bus wouldn't start in the frigid winter sh*t (sorry, parents...)

BUT luckily, I found this nice guy, Darryl, who hooked up a tow line, and helped me start her up! She just needed a little coaxing, and she warmed right up. IMGP0155.jpg

We got Scooby situated on the dash (Thanks to Joline from the River west Motor works!) IMGP0156.jpg

We packed up, took some pictures of us IMGP0158.jpg
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And soon we were on our way!

Not too far down the frigid highway (did I mention there's NO HEAT!?)... we found a place to stop and have a photo op: in front of a BULL! SWEET!IMGP0161.jpg

I cannot believe how much we needed those dang warming pads. To those who DON'T know what these are (mostly southereners): these are like ice packs that cool when you break it, but these warm slowly when you expose them to air. But thereare SPECIAL ones for the shoes, that are made for shoes (we found out the hard way)... the HAND ones need AIR to get warm and don't work in SHOES! (Kinda important...) we eventually figured it out... and got our feet warm, but our noses stayed red and cold. (see last entry pics)

Lastly, we pull into a small town just off Route 66! I meet a few helpful people named Tammy and Matt working at the BP. Very nice (I reccommend this place as a good stopping point) IMGP0162.jpg

we went to the Polk-A-Dot drive-in , but they were closed! Famous for Chili Cheese fries. :( but we had time for a photo op... IMGP0164.jpg
Or two... IMGP0170.jpg
Or three... IMGP0169.jpg
Or Elvis, Marilyn, James...IMGP0168.jpg
Or Elvis and me...IMGP0167.jpg

Did I mention it was cold as S**T?

A few more: "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses" ... "Hit it."
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"Four fired chickens and a coke?", "Jake!", "And the other wanted some dry white toast", "Elwood!"
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I'm outta here tomorrow... *Insert some quote aboutthe journey being the destination*

Posted by PayDro 20:35 Archived in USA Tagged transportation

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