Travelers get their kicks


Folks taking a ride down the Mother Road over the weekend were treated to a car show and some live entertainment as they stopped for a bit in Braidwood.

The weather cooperated over the weekend, providing a sunny and pleasant spring day for exploring town after town and taking a relaxing journey down Historic Route 66.

Braidwood was one of 13 stops on the annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival. The festival invites travelers to visit with towns along a 90-mile stretch of Route 66 between Joliet and Towanda, stopping in to take photos and enjoy a little of what each town has to offer.

The festival happens each year on the first Saturday in May. This was the 13th year for the festival.

Find more photos of the event inside this week's edition of the Braidwood Journal.