Mr. Trent must have played for 8 hours that day. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. There were some very big crowds and as it usually happens with our travels we met a lot of interesting people. As Mr. Trent played his music, I was admiring all the treasures people were carrying-their eyes darting to and fro eyeing every inch of the grounds for the perfect bargain. Then there were those whose arms were full and feet were dragging, eyes glazed over after a full day of rummaging through aisles and aisles of treasures. I think this was probably the coolest and largest flea market I have ever been to. Locally we do have the Hartville flea market which is very large, but the Wheaton flea market was very interesting. I have to say the All Night Flea market is definitely a must see!
When we headed out we were in a rush so there wasn’t too much site seeing. After leaving Wheaton, we slept in a truck stop parking lot and planned some stops along the Illinois portion of Rt. 66 for the way home. After we settled in there was some pretty intense storms but when we woke up the weather was beautiful.
We started meandering down Rt. 66-in and out of new routes and portions of areas by the original road to our first stop Dwight, Illinois. We went to the Ambler-Becker Texaco Station. I was thrilled to walk around. The station was manned by a volunteer that told us many stories about all the different people from all over the world that visit the little town of Dwight. Believe it or not we were not the first to revisit the “Mother Road”. I know I have said this before but when we travel to these places I get sucked up into the history of it all. I can envision life as it was many years ago with the different people riding throughout time in-or on-beautiful machines. I can only imagine how refreshing it was to refuel and grab an ice cold Coca-Cola. On this note I will stop. I will continue these next week, it is getting late and I am becoming a bit long winded. So until then –safe travels and sweet dreams!