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The Gemini Giant

The Gemini Giant is one of the biggest attractions located along the Mother Road of Route 66. The Gemini Giant is the guardian and the protector of the iconic Launching Pad which is a delicious eatery established in 1965. This 28 foot tall space man is one of the few “Muffler Man” statues which remain today in America and along Route 66. He weighs in at an incredible 438 pounds! That is NOT counting the rocket and concrete base. Needless to say, the Launching Pad is in fact well protected by this towering gem of unique Americana.

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Tully-Holly2

Hello! Those bright and beaming smiles belong to myself (Tully Garrett) and my new life partner Holly Barker! We met on a Widows/Widowers group on Facebook and the spark was instant. Both of us are living life after tragic losses due to cancer and The Launching Pad is going to be a great project for us and the community. We are creating a vortex of healing and happiness in the town of Wilmington, IL that will be felt worldwide.

The Gemini Giant

The Gemini Giant is one of the biggest attractions located along the Mother Road of Route 66. The Gemini Giant is the guardian and the protector of the iconic Launching Pad which is a delicious eatery established in 1965. This 28 foot tall space man is one of the few “Muffler Man” statues which remain today in America and along Route 66. He weighs in at an incredible 438 pounds! That is NOT counting the rocket and concrete base. Needless to say, the Launching Pad is in fact well protected by this towering gem of unique Americana.

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Tully-Holly2

Hello! Those bright and beaming smiles belong to myself (Tully Garrett) and my new life partner Holly Barker! We met on a Widows/Widowers group on Facebook and the spark was instant. Both of us are living life after tragic losses due to cancer and The Launching Pad is going to be a great project for us and the community. We are creating a vortex of healing and happiness in the town of Wilmington, IL that will be felt worldwide.

The Gemini Giant

The Gemini Giant is one of the biggest attractions located along the Mother Road of Route 66. The Gemini Giant is the guardian and the protector of the iconic Launching Pad which is a delicious eatery established in 1965. This 28 foot tall space man is one of the few “Muffler Man” statues which remain today in America and along Route 66. He weighs in at an incredible 438 pounds! That is NOT counting the rocket and concrete base. Needless to say, the Launching Pad is in fact well protected by this towering gem of unique Americana.

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Tully-Holly2

Hello! Those bright and beaming smiles belong to myself (Tully Garrett) and my new life partner Holly Barker! We met on a Widows/Widowers group on Facebook and the spark was instant. Both of us are living life after tragic losses due to cancer and The Launching Pad is going to be a great project for us and the community. We are creating a vortex of healing and happiness in the town of Wilmington, IL that will be felt worldwide.

As far as the restaurant is concerned the Launching Pad was originally a Dari-Delite until expanded in 1965 and thus the Launching Pad was born! In recent times The Pad has been out of commission but we, Tully and Holly, are here to change that and revitalize this historic food venue.

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