Ep.17> The Launching Pad, Wilmington IL

The Launching Pad Drive-In > 810 E. Baltimore Street, Wilmington Illinois 60481

I wish I had more time at this diner. It was fantastic. Exactly the type of thing I love about the American open road. Independently owned diners that’s have been around for years and still serve travelers. By the time I had arrived here my tummy told me that I was still full from Lou Mitchell’s yet there was a little hole to fill. So after following the advice of the lovely owners I went for the Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae. And wowzer it was gooood.

While I was there I met up with the editor of Free Press in Wilmington, IL who did a little interview and took a quick photo (below) and was great to meet. It’s me and my Corvette in front of the Gemini Giant which will be my next post! Check out the photos and the video below.


(All photographs taken by Matthew Comer unless otherwise stated. Portraits of Matthew courtesy of Leah Mitchell. Music courtesy of Me Vs Hero)

Next post > Gemini Giant

Previous Posts >

Ep.1> Day 1> Welcome to Chicago / Mercadito
Ep.2> Day 1> The Second City
Ep.3> Day 2> Breakfast at Ina’s
Ep.4> Day 2> The T-Shirt Deli
Ep.5> Day 2> Manchester United are in Chicago
Ep.6> Day 2> Transformers 3
Ep.7> Day 2> Cloud Gate aka The Bean

Ep.8> Day 2> The Crown Fountain
Ep.9> Day 2> The John Hancock Observatory! with Lavazza
Ep.10> Day 2> Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Ep.11> Day 2> Navy Pier
Ep.12> Day 2>
Hard Rock Café
Ep.13> Day 2> The Blackstone Renaissance
Ep.14> Day 3> Lou Mitchell’s Diner
Ep.15> Day 3> My Ride > Thanks Chevrolet
Ep.16> Day 3> Joliet Area Historical Museum + Joliet Correctional Center

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