Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Why Go Elsewhere? 4th of July 2016-- Part 3: Watching the Fireworks From Our Driveway

SUNDAY, JULY 3:  Of course, in the morning I went back to July 3, 1976, right in that Bicentennial Year, with Bob Stroud on his Rock and Roll Roots Show on WDRV from 7 to 10 a.m..  I am listing the songs he played on my Down Da Road Blog.

I then went to the Fox Lake Historical Society's Ice Cream Social at the museum.  Great pie ala mode.

Later, we went to Captain's Quarters on Fox Lake and saw the excellent band Hooked on Sonics.  Last stop was at Sunnyside Tavern in Johnsburg.

Came home and enjoyed a bonfire on the Strand and the many fireworks neighbors were shooting off.

MONDAY, JULY 4:  This be the big day.  I went to the Spring Grove parade and they actually had floats that amounted to more than someone slapping some streamers and a sign on a truck or flatbed.  The Richmond-Burton High School Marching Band was also in it.  Spring grove being in the heart of agricultural area, there are always a lot of old tractors.

I enjoyed the festival for awhile., came home and sat out on the deck before we went to Sunnyside Tavern.  That Macy's Fireworks display in New York was really something as we watched on TV.

Came home and sat out by the end of the driveway and watched the Spring grove Fireworks.  At least three of our neighbors had expensive fireworks displays as well.

So We Got Our bang On for the 4th.  --RoadDog

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