Pontiac is a small, rural town that is basically surrounded by corn and bean fields. If you drive up to Chicago on interstate 55, you may have passed by Pontiac. It's only about 100 miles away from Chicago.
I loved living in Pontiac. At the time, I may not have appreciated it as much, but now I realize how great it was. There wasn't always a ton to do, but we worked with what we had. One summer my friends and I literally hung out at our high school parking lot every single night, maybe would run out to Taco Bell for a dollar taco, or just drive around town.
If you are ever in the area, here are the items on my must-see/do list.
Charmed Boutique. One of my friends opened up a boutique in Pontiac's historic downtown. She has the cutest clothing and accessories! I always try to stop in when I am at home and usually end up picking out something new.
Home Wishes. Another store located on the square downtown, this one has home decor. While a little on the country side, this store carries so many cute things!
Food & Drink:
Mario's. They have THE BEST pizza. Delicious. Also delicious are the nachos and breadsticks. You pretty much cannot go wrong with anything. But the pizza is definitely the star.
Pfaff's Bakery. Their donuts are amazing. And their cookies - pretty much anyone from Pontiac will tell you about Pfaff's smiley face cookies. While I am not a fan, personally, I do love their gingerbread cookies.
Chumps & Bonz. Obviously the name alone is great. A bit of a hole in the wall, but a really fun time. They also have some great pizza, too.
Bob & Ringo's. Aka - the dead animal bar. The walls are covered in taxidermy. Another hole in the wall, but this is for sure a Pontiac establishment.
Swinging Bridges. Pontiac has 3 wooden swinging bridges. I am not a fan of the swinging they do if you walk too heavily over them, but they are pretty cool.
The Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. Pontiac - as in the cars. Definitely a cool spot located right on the square downtown.
Murals. One summer, a group called the Walldogs came to Pontiac and painted these amazing murals all throughout the downtown area.
Route 66. Historic Route 66 goes right through town. I know so many people are into Route 66, so it is a big tourism draw for the town. There is also a museum in town you can check out, too!
My dad's '63 Corvair in front of the Route 66 mural.
Writing this post has made me miss home even more! Glad I get to head back there in a few weeks. Can't wait to read about everyone's hometown.
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