Franklin Park GemstoneTour Bus

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“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#1 Apr 16, 2011
The Franklin Park Gemstone Lines Tour Bus is back on the road. She's a stainless steel and aluminum Greyhound from the 60s! Manual Transmission.


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#2 Apr 16, 2011
Psssshhhhhhtttt and with a squeaking spitting sound the Gemstone Lines Tour Bus lines comes to a halt and is ready to pick up its riders just outside of the Leyden Mental Health Center. Corner of Scott and Grand. Welcome. Come on in. Have a seat.

As we wait to fill the bus, I would like to point out that this place was once a Savings and Loan. At one time in the 60s it was bombed twice, right there (tour guide points to the corner of the building to the second story). It was bombed when the Beach Boys charted with their song 'Help Me Rhonda'. The sound of the blast was heard a mile away at eleven at night. Someone must have been callin' in their loan.


http://maps.google.com/maps...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#3 Apr 16, 2011
We're about half filled up. We'll wait awhile longer before we leave.

Some of you think bus driving is not easy. Actually anybody could drive a bus. Well not anybody.

&NR =1
mickey miguel

Oak Park, IL

#4 Apr 16, 2011
You need to cut back on the LSD use
You are seeing and talking to things that are not there.
Once you quit
You will come back to reality.

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#5 Apr 17, 2011
mickey miguel wrote:
You need to cut back on the LSD use
You are seeing and talking to things that are not there.
Once you quit
You will come back to reality.
You are no allowed on this bus. Please leave.

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#6 Apr 17, 2011
Read about the bus in the Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#7 Apr 17, 2011
Tickets please.
As we wait to get the tour off the ground and wheels rolling, I thought of the Greyhound Scenic Cruiser. "Like a tornado coming down the street.
&NR =1

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#8 Apr 17, 2011
While we wait to get started, take a look at some of these buses that provided Americans the opportunity to cross the country. From the covered wagon to transportation of GIs, these machines saw it all.

&NR =1

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#9 Apr 17, 2011

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#10 Apr 17, 2011
Only one in existence!
&NR =1

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#11 Apr 17, 2011
This one come out of the mothballs with no problem.
This one would be good for the tour, a Dauntless!

A nice design. The front is back or is the front the front?

&NR =1

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#12 Apr 17, 2011
All Aboard! The bus is going to take you on a tour now.
This is the historical Arby's Roast Beef Building. It was sold several months ago.

http://maps.google.com/maps...

This building was designed by top-notch architects. Originally the interior of the building was shaped like a covered wagon from the old west with cattle brand marks on the ceiling of the wagon cover. It was later changed to reflect less of the 'California' look. The new design was also expertly done. One of the best looking buildings in Franklin park from an architectural standpoint for its 'Mies van der Rohe simplicity and Frank Lloyd look.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/franklin-park...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#13 Apr 17, 2011
On the North side of Grand Avenue is possibly the world's largest toothbrush.

http://maps.google.com/maps...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#14 Apr 17, 2011
Franklin Park has plenty of banks. this is the Charter One bank on the south side of Grand Avenue.

http://maps.google.com/maps...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#15 Apr 17, 2011
Ad: Gemstone Tours. Bringing it to the surface.
http://www.keysso.net/images/special_unit_pag...

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#16 Apr 17, 2011
Ad: Gemstone Tours. Bringing it to the surface.
Body recovery.
http://www.keysso.net/images/special_unit_pag...
barney

Chicago, IL

#17 Apr 17, 2011
dont forget the church that looks like a bowling alley....

When I look back Franklin Park had a lot of stuff.. it had a bowling alley, it had a theatre and a second bowling alley on Rose Street, it had a pet store on Grand, it had several bakeries, one was on Grand and the other on Franklin. It had a jewelry store, several grocery stores.

I guess it was the competition from the other towns and their developments.

“Take the Tour.”

Since: Feb 11

Franklin Park

#18 Apr 17, 2011
Ad: Gemstone Tours. Go Deep young man, go deep.
http://www.keysso.net/images/special_unit_pag...
barb

Chicago, IL

#25 Apr 17, 2011
who is the hunk
Chian Man wrote:
Ad: Gemstone Tours. Go Deep young man, go deep.
http://www.keysso.net/images/special_unit_pag...
mickey miguel

Oak Park, IL

#26 Apr 18, 2011
Level 7 at Fuckedohsheema.
Chian Man, hows the lieing game going.

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