We head out into another day of intense heat. We get into Pontiac, Illinois in the morning and decide that we need to rest up in a cool motel for the rest of the day. Pontiac is on the historic Route 66 and we go to the museum there. The museum is a cornucopia of trivia about the love of cars in the US from earlier days when Route 66 was the major highway from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. There is also a museum of military uniforms from World War 2 up to the present. It's interesting to see how the size of the uniforms has grown larger over the years.
I wish we had better weather to explore Pontiac more - there are more museums, great murals around town and more to see. The heat is just too intense to wander around town. We find a Super 8 motel and hole up with the TV, iPad and book.