Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Times in the Area, August 16th: House, Boating, Lake, Snake in the Ointment, Steak Fry and Anniversary

Enjoyed the house, boating, a lake front park and a steak fry and one-year anniversary.

Started off with breakfast and coffee on the front porch in the morning.  The rest of the the morning enjoyed Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback on WXRT, 93.1 FM in Chicago.  She did the year 1974.  Hard to believe that year is already 40 YEARS AGO!!

Went boating on Fox Lake and did a boat float, read a magazine and listened to the music of 1974.

Afterwards, got a Polish sausage and drink at Thornton's on US-12 for $2.70 and enjoyed dining out at Fox Lake's Lakefront Park. Came home and read the newspaper out in the gazebo.  Sad to see that out property tax assessments will be published Wednesday.  We were at $9,500 last year, a really hurtful amount when you're retired.  If we ever move from here, it will be because of the horrible taxes. (Snake in the Ointment)

Came home and at 6:30, drove over to horse Fair Park in Spring Grove, Illinois (our village) and had the Firemen's Annual Fish Fry for $16 apiece.  They gave you a good-sized slab of steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and dessert.

Mitch Edwards and the Second Chapter Band played tunes while we were there.

Afterwards, we went to Never Sink In (a play on Nippersink Creek which runs through Spring Grove) and enjoyed their first anniversary party and grand opening of their beer garden.  A two-piece band was playing outside, so listened to them for awhile.  Liz didn't like them, but I did.

A Good Day Out on the Chain of Lakes.  Why Go Anywhere Else?  --Roaddog


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