Monday, July 25, 2011

A Great Day Boating-- Part 1

Made even better because we were out on Kevin and Kelly's boat.

They met us at the American Legion on Fox Lake here on the Chain of Lakes in northeast Illinois. We had to wait for Sue and Paul so were "forced" to drink those 50 cent drafts, the special on Monday.

No big surprise to have to wait for Sue and Paul.

Cruised under the US-12 bridge and over to Famous Freddie's on Pistakee Lake. Sat out by the tiki bar and met up with Sue and Paul, Kristina and Jim and had the $2.50 drafts and went inside to order food.

I got the pulled pork bbq sandwich and Liz the cod sandwich, both with fries and for $4.99. I used my new debit card for the second time at the counter. I just got on it as our bank has a 3.01% interest for those on the card if you use it 12 times a month. That shouldn't be a problem.

We used to go to Freddie's a lot back in the old days when everything was much cheaper and they had NTN. At one time the half pound burger was 99 cents and beer most days was $1.50. Wednesdays they had 50 cent pretty much anything you wanted to drink. That $2.50 beer today is the very cheapest they get all week.

The big problem of going to the place was (and still is) turning left across the four lane US-12 Speedway. You really took your life in your own hands. Some folks are driving the speed limit, but most want to pass you even if you're doing ten to twenty over the speed limit.

Ya Can't Beat Fun Out on the Chain. More to Come. --RoadDog

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