After a big hearty breakfast at 'Uncle Tom's Pancake House' in Bloomington, we hit the road again, stopping briefly at Effingham for coffee, and at Dix for gas, and later at Mt. Vernon for lunch. Only the regular fast food places were around and we went to Kieger's Sports Grill and watched the Packers lose.
We entered Kentucky around 4 pm and stopped at the Whitehaven, a 1860's visitor center - which is also on the National Registry of Historic Places. Whitehaven is such an unusual place for a welcome center and rest stop, it is a must-see if you are on I-24 near Paducah, KY.
Entering Kentucky - the Derby State
Whitehaven Historic Landmark and Welcome Center