Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Why Go Anywhere Else?-- Part 3: Three Events in One Day

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

Busy day.

First, I went to the Rally By the Lake at the Fox Lake Lakefront Park on Nippersink Lake.  There were probably 75 classic and sports car there. A whole lot of them were GM cars from the 60s and 70s, so I especially enjoyed them

Then, I dropped Liz off at the St, John's Parish fest in Johnsburg and drove into McHenry and bought a Kinks and Mothers of Invention CD at the Vinyl Frontier record store.  I went back to Parish Fest and enjoyed the band New Odyssey.  It has three guys (the guitar player is an old friend of Liz's) and they, during the course of their show, play 30 instruments.  They had just come in from a show last night in Wisconsin and appeared at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Monday.  Busy guys.

I then went over to McHenry where they had a Keeping the Spirit of '45 Alive ceremony to honor our World War II veterans.  It is reported that McHenry has one of the biggest of these observations in the whole country and there were at least 500 people there as well as our sadly dwindling number of veterans from that war.  There was the surround taps, a dove release and a big band playing.

Last stop was at Sunnyside tavern in Johnsburg.

--RoadDog

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