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The mighty Shelby Mustang

My uncle lives in Bloomington and my aunt from Florida had come for the reunion and also decided to stay. So we got to have a couple days together and tour the area.

It's a beautiful little town with some wonderful old houses. I loved being 'off the beaten path' and seeing America at it's grass roots level. The people are so generous, friendly, open and happy. It's such a big difference from the big cities. Everywhere I went people were so helpful and happy to meet me.

All the meals we had were superb and were massive servings. If I had of stayed any longer I would have ended up bursting my gut... or marrying one of the Hooters girls... or possible both...

I got to spend some quality time with my uncle, in his basement den, pouring over family photos and talking about family history.

A beautiful 'painted lady'
It was an incredible experience that i'll always treasure. I feel priviledged to have had that time with him. So many interesting snippets were revealed to me - including the discovery of so many eery similarities between him, myself and my father... I think only someone else who discovers a long lost relative could fully appreciate and understand the experience. It was a very weird and difficult experience to have to leave him again after only 3 short days together.

To get back to Chicago I decided to hire a Ford Mustang and drive along Route 66. It was one of the better decisions i've made. It was terrific and the car was superb. I got her over 100mph and she whistled like a bird and stung like a bee! I also love the fact that petrol is so cheap in USA. It's less than half the price that I'm used to so I really dont know what they are complaining about.... Long live the muscle car!

genetravelling says:
about $3.80/glln
Posted on: Jul 25, 2008
PrissyT says:
how much was the gas? and how much do you pay? i'm very curious! it's different prices everywhere!
Posted on: Jul 24, 2008
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The mighty Shelby Mustang
The mighty Shelby Mustang
A beautiful painted lady
A beautiful 'painted lady'
pretty in pink
pretty in pink
i like this house!
i like this house!
why did my burger have Australian …
why did my burger have Australian…
Genos entourage
Geno's entourage
an even better line up!
an even better line up!
the Outback steakhouse has a drive…
the Outback steakhouse has a driv…
another juicy fillet
another juicy fillet
this was breakfast!
this was breakfast!
this is absolutely insane. its an…
this is absolutely insane. it's a…
Geno rolls out...
Geno rolls out...
on Route 66
on Route 66
check out the retro interior!
check out the retro interior!
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