Day 3, Friday
What a gem of a town! Cute beyond words and full of wonderfully welcoming people, as you step back in time!
- Route 66 Museum – highlights from Route 66, the 1950’s House, and a floor hosting the Livingstone County War Museum
- Murals – the town commissioned artists to create fabulous retro wall art
- The Pontiac Museum – of course!
- Jerry McClanahan’s RV – he was the original route 66 mapper who lived on the road in his amazing RV, and whose maps we are using right now. Sadly he died in 2012
- The Hallmark Shop! (see end of post)
I would also like to express my apologies to the owner of the Hallmark card shop in Pontiac, where we made a definite impression. Mark picked up a large glass candle by its lid, and it fell to the floor knocking other items off the shelf, and bringing the owner running. Happily nothing was broken other than the peace. We tried to distract her from our carnage by telling her the amusing story about Mark walking into the road sign.
We decided to buy a candle and when I got it to the counter I somehow dropped it too and it smashed all over the counter, bringing the owner this time with a dustpan and brush. We made our apologetic purchases and scarpered. As we reached the car, Mark realised he had lost his camera lens cap, and we had to go back to the Hallmark, and there it was on the floor. We apologised again. The owner said she would pray for us.
It’s fair to say Pontiac left his mark on us, but this was one stop where I think we made our presence felt too!