March 28, 2009
Took a little road trip today. There was an antique show (sorry, stereotypes are sometimes true) in beautiful Oregon, Illinois. My friend D, Mother and I headed out at about 8:30 this morning. The easiest way to get to Oregon is to go on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway to Dixon, IL. So funny that a tollway is named after Ronald Reagan. Luckily, when going west from chez moi, you avoid all tolls (If you want to keep going to Chi-town, bring the checkbook). Dixon, IL, is also a spot on the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America. Coincidence? I think not.
(for the record, D bought a postcard, Mother bought some figurine and I sniffed and snorted at the prices)
UPDATE: I forgot to mention Charlie’s Breakfast Nook in Oregon. The best damn breakfast I’ve ever had. They are supposedly known for their biscuits and gravy but the first thing the waitress told us is that they were sold out. I settled on the “everything” skillet: Hash browns, ham, bacon, cheese, eggs, onions, green peppers, jalepeno peppers, sausage and mushrooms. PERFECT. (the toast was great too)