Girard, IL, is one of those small towns that you could really call a small town – it used to mainly be a small farming town with coal mines nearby, and it still is a place where everyone knows everyone else. And it’s one of the places I have gone so far on my roadtrip through central Illinois. I’ll also get to Springfield and some of the other places I’ve been, but I thought I’d start with this small town I ventured through this week. I met some great people there, but I should really start off with my favorite part of the town – their soda fountain.
Girard might not be known for many things, but I think it should be known for the flavored cokes at Doc’s because, well, they’re delicious. And they’ll put any sort of flavoring in you want. And free refills… I got a chocolate coke first, then a vanilla. Although my blood sugar definitely spiked after those both, they were just so good that I’ll be back for more.
So first, the old-fashioned soda fountain.
And a close up on my chocolate coke.
Mmm… The town is surrounded by farmland, which I had to take a picture of for effect.
Well, that’s about it for Girard. Until next time…