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Sneak Peek of the Week: Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip
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Sneak Peek of the Week: Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip

Whew, am I exhausted! Saturday I drove from Chicago to Metropolis, IL and (almost) back. Stay tuned this week for a recap of my road trip and more! For now, here's a pic I took just before hitting the gas pedal. Flopsy in his cave, a can of Coke in the cup holder, and my Garmin raring to go... ...
Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show
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Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Don't you love old cars? The cool colors, the fun lines, the unique angles! Despite all the retro throwbacks that have come on the market in recent years (my absolute favorite being the new Dodge Challenger) they certainly don't make them like they used to! Each year at The 2009 Chicago Auto Show (going on NOW until February 22) the Volo Auto Museum sets up a display of some of their collectible cars. ...
Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle in Avoca, Iowa
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Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle in Avoca, Iowa

What do you get when you mix a spider with a beetle? A giant spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car, of course! I'm not sure that's quite what you normally think of when you think VW bug! But, this roadside attraction WORKS! This giant spider in Avoca, Iowa is made from a Volkswagen beetle sitting on top of eight long, thin, arachnid legs! I saw it this summer on my Labor Day Mount Rushmore ...
The Spindle AKA Car Kabob in Berwyn, Illinois πŸš—πŸš˜πŸš—
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The Spindle AKA Car Kabob in Berwyn, Illinois πŸš—πŸš˜πŸš—

I've talked about it before...but it's looking like the fate of this roadside attraction is more and more official every day. The Spindle in Berwyn, Illinois (aka cars on a stick aka car kabob) will soon be torn down. Created in 1989 by Dustin Shuler, the Spindle has graced Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, IL for almost as long as I've been alive. The sculpture towers above the parked cars in the lot, ...

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