SUNDAY, July 31st
We drove to Antioch, stopping for a drink at Thirsty Turtle and a Chain Crawl Stamp, another place in the Upper Chain of Lakes you can get to by boat. It used to be Wasc's (pronounced Waz's) for many years and the Countessa before that. They're noted for their famous Door County Fish Boil, now $11.99 with $1 seconds.
Next stop was Choppers for 25 cent wings and $5.75 pitchers (it was $4 pitchers last year). It is also on the Chain Crawl but you can't get to it by boat this year because of bridge construction on Il-173. That is unless you go down a long and shallow channel.
Then, on to Steve's Sports bar, farther east on 173 and not accessible by boat. It opened in 1953 as the Four Aces, a dance pavilion, then was Don's Four Aces for many years. We were taken aback when it reopened as Emerald City, a gay bar back in the 90s. Who would have thought we'd have a gay bar out here on the Chain.
It then became Totally 80s and we went to that place as they had NTN and played nothing but music from the 80s, one of my favorite decades.
There is still a large stone piece on the entry floor with four aces. And, every day they have $2.50 Coronas and $2 pints. I'll keep that in mind.
Doing That Chain Crawl. --RoadDog
University of Maryland Baltimore County
17 hours ago