Saturday evening, we headed out to see the annual fireworks show in Fox Lake. We had been hoping to go out in the boat as we haven't done that for awhile, but reports of approaching storms changed our minds.
We have often been able to watch them from our deck in the past, but now the trees have grown up and plus they are now shooting them off toward the east side of the lake instead of in front of the soon-to-be-torn-down 1880s Mineola Hotel, which is closer to us. And the loss of the Mineola is a sad story in itself.
We first went to Captain's Quarters, but the place was a mob, so decided to drive over to Stormy Monday and try our luck there. Much more to out liking and we were able to actually park in their lot and got a table on the deck with the Usual Suspects.
The place got more and more crowded. One guy was scaring us when he would set off a cherry bomb or M-80 off the piers until we figured out who he was and kept an eye after that for some forewarning.
It was an impressive display with fireworks being shot off from the middle of the lake, by us on the south side and across the lake on the north side. Someone inside played "God Bless the USA" and some song about Fireworks sung by a newer female artist. And, of course, Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner."
A Great Way to Spend a 4th of the 7th. --RoadDog
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