Posts Tagged ‘Chautauqua Park’

Ep.42> Route 66: Musical Review & The Mayors Speech

Route 66: Musical Review & The Mayors Speech

Now tonight was a special night. So many special things were done for me in Pontiac and they really did pull the red carpet out. I was told that we were going to a show.
A Route 66 musical based on all the great hits that has sang praises towards The Mother Road. From Rock’n’Roll to Country’n’Western.
The show had recently closed but they whipped the whole town together to put on an encore performance for me? Me? I was extremely honored by all of this.
I arrive and get directed into my perfectly reserved parking spot! My Corvette looked amazing surrounded by the Chautauqua Park! The front row of the whole place was reserve for our party! The Mayor of Pontiac (Bob Russell) took the stage to welcome everybody and then gave me a surprise when we presented a huge speech to the audience about me! He knew everything about me! He really did his research! It was funny too!! Until he got me on stage!! I didn’t expect that but it was a pleasure!
I would like to give a huge thank you to the people who arranged all of this, the Mayor for my gifts, and especially the people who performed that night!! it was a special night for me and one I’ll always remember!!


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

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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
Ep.17> Day 3> The Launching Pad, Wilmington IL
Ep.18> Day 3> The Gemini Giant, Wilmington IL
Ep.19> Day 3> My Arrival In Pontiac IL
Ep.20> Day 3> Delongs Casual Dining, Pontiac IL
Ep.21> Day 3>
Road Trip Supplies on Route 66
Ep.22> Day 3> On The Road
Ep.23> Day 3> ABC News Interview
Ep.24> Day 3> Route 66 Drive-In Theatre
Ep.25> Day 4> Bill Shea’s Gas Station
Ep.26> Day 4> Cosy Dog Drive In, Route 66
Ep.27> Day 4> Doc’s Soda Fountain, Deck’s Drug Store
Ep.28> Day 4> Weezy’s, Route 66
Ep.29> Day 4> The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
Ep.30> Day 4> Wooden Nickel – Winery & Saloon, Route 66
Ep.31> Day 4> Route 66 by Night!
Ep.32> Day 5> Route 66 Hotel & Conference Centre
Ep.33> Day 5> Jungle Jim’s
Ep.34> Day 5> Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Springfield IL
Ep.35> Day 5> Lincoln Tomb
Ep.36> Day 5> Palms Grill Café, Route 66, Atlanta
Ep.37> Day 5> Winding The Town Clock, Atlanta, IL
Ep.38> Day 5> Gunnar Mast Trading Post
Ep.39> Day 5> Atlanta Roadside Attractions (Bunyan Statue & Smiley Water Tower)
Ep.40> Day 5> Bernardi’s II, Route 66, Pontiac IL
Ep.41> Day 5> Front & Center, Pontiac IL