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my jog thru central illinois

Post by wilky on Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:33 pm

so this Saturday I headed south out of the nether regions of Bloomington down 51 to Decatur to attend a class. Man there is not much along that stretch of road. 2 things caught my eye. One was that every town in the area has to hate Maroa and their nice football field and blinky speed limit sign that says how fast you are going. They are noticeably a higher socio-economical status then their nearby peers. Secondly the brightly green bar called irish circle in Wapella. I couldn't stop thinking about it during class and had my self talked into trying it on the way home but I found the menu and they didn't have corn beer. How can you serve food, be an irish bar, and not serve corn beef?

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Post by Teetime on Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:40 pm

The people in Maroa keep all of the corned beef in that area and won't allow the second class citizens to partake.


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Post by wilky on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm

all you guys who live in central Illinois and the only input on the post is a nonsensical one from teetime?

no input on this bar, its killing me that I didn't go. I wanna drive there now.

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Post by Teetime on Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:29 pm

I had to look up where Wapella is. I have been to Hayworth, by never down the road to Wapella.

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Post by crusader on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:59 pm

Even been to Towanda? That was the last place I ever saw a gas pump with "flip card" pricing instead of digital.
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Post by crusader on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Funks Grove had a paintball patch I played on almost ... gads ... more than 20 years ago.
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Post by net on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 pm

hey did you break a leg?
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Post by crusader on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 pm

See new thread ... and yes, I did.
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Post by Dawgdad on Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:16 pm

You should have PM'd me, we could have gone coyote hunting...
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Post by Pike Bishop on Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:09 pm

When I started my teaching career at Litchfield, there was a small town/village south of Litchfield called Walshville.
It was like the Camelot of Montgomery and Macoupian counties - a mystical place that existed but no one ever went there or knew where it was. Two Sundays ago on my way back from Lambert Field to Springfield, I fulfilled a career long dream, I got off at exit 52 (Litchfield), and looked for and found Walshville. It had a water tower, two churches, but unlike another mystical Illinois hamlet, Goofy Ridge, no bars. Sorry NET.

Speaking of Heyworth, one of my favorite exits - the "Shirley you can't be serious?" exit.

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