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A visit to the real-life Metropolis, home of Superman

Below is a guest blog from Sweetums about our trip to Metropolis, Ill. Don't forget to check to be sure venues are open before traveling. By Wil Elrick Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look up in the sky – it’s a… Continue reading A visit to the real-life Metropolis, home of Superman

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Big John giants are cousins to Muffler Men

When Sweetums and I were heading to Collinsville, Ill., in 2016 to see the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, we detoured to see another giant: the Superman statue in Metropolis, Ill. Metropolis is such a cool place with the Superman Museum and the huge statue in the center of town. I’ll share photos of it later… Continue reading Big John giants are cousins to Muffler Men

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History and haunts of the crooked Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66

When we took our Route 66 honeymoon in 2016, one of the intriguing places we came across was the infamous Chain of Rocks Bridge. It connects Illinois and Missouri over the Mississippi River and is special for several reasons: It has a 22-degree bend in the center, it is flanked by two historic water collection… Continue reading History and haunts of the crooked Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66

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You can tell some hotels are haunted before you even walk through the doors: Guest blog

The Crescent Hotel at night. (Wil Elrick) The following is a guest blog from Wil Elrick about our 2020 trip to Eureka Springs, Ark. By Wil Elrick I often wonder if I am the only person that can be having an ordinary everyday conversation and have it routinely delve into talk of the paranormal, cryptozoology… Continue reading You can tell some hotels are haunted before you even walk through the doors: Guest blog

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This space cowboy and his Route 66 souvenir shop are out of this world

Following is a guest blog by Sweetums, who really got a kick out of this place. By Wil Elrick If you have never seen a 21-foot-tall space cowboy holding a rocket ship, you are missing out, my friend. If you have absolutely no idea of what I am talking about and are wondering “why would… Continue reading This space cowboy and his Route 66 souvenir shop are out of this world