In a few hours, Liz and I will be cruising down US-12, or Rand Road as they call it in Chicago's northwest suburbs. We'll be heading back to Palatine, where we met back in 1967 and started going steady a short time later.
Plans are to stop at Half-Price Books where I can buy some more obsolete technology. This place is like a super-sized Mom and Pop record and book store with really great prices; actually a place I should stay out of, but, oh well.
Then a drive to Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights to visit Liz's parents graves. T
After that, a drive around favorite places in Palatine like the laundromat where I gave her my high school ring (or, at least where we think it was, now a jewelry store (coincidence?)), Photograph's (hot dogs, etc. on the site of the old Burger King on Northwest Highway where I worked in high school and part of college), Palatine High School (the original one where we went junior and senior year) and, our two houses in Winston Park.
Planning on eating at Lamplighters in downtown Palatine, across from the original Durty Nellie's Irish Bar.
Lastly to Docks in Wauconda, up on the bluff overlooking Bang's Lake, where Terry and Gregg Spizzirri will be playing out on the deck at the tiki bar from 2 to 6.
We'll be washing it all down with a cassette tape I made of 1973 music, 39 years ago, you know.
Happy 39th to Us. --RoadDog
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