A Chicago Sun-Times article indicates rock legend Paul McCartney and his girlfriend are getting their kicks by traveling Route 66.
Going by the schedule in the article, McCartney should have already passed through Joplin and Carthage:
While fact checking my stories, I time-framed McCartney's visits.
A security tape at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on Route 66 placed him there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Lowder said the cellphone photo was taken at 4:36 p.m. By Saturday night he was eating at an Italian restaurant in St. Louis. And on Sunday night he stopped at C&D's Quick Stop on Old Route 66 in Lebanon, Mo.---ironically across the street from the Bell Restaurant where Sen. Barack Obama stopped last week.
Those are all smooth connections on Route 66.
"He came in and asked for directions to Bennett Springs (state park)," said secretary Mary Jane Cushing at C & D's Quick Stop. "He was driving an older green car. He gave our employee an autograph on a piece of notebook paper. It says, 'Cheers to Kay, Paul McCartney '08.' She compared it on the Internet and it is his signature."
(Paul McCartney poses with fans in Springfield, Ill. Photo by Lynn Lowder)