FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
I took the boat out for a cruise on Fox Lake. It is so very sad to see the grand old lady of the lake, the beautiful Mineola Hotel, slowly deteriorating. I'm sure it won't be standing much longer.
Met the Usual Suspects at the Legion on Nippersink Lake. Sat out in the gazebo after I got home.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Sometimes things don't work out the way you plan them, even here in Vacationland, the Chain of Lakes in Illinois.
I went out for another cruise in the boat on Fox Lake. We usually don't go out on the weekends, but we lost so much boating time during the flood, that we went out, but got in by noon as that is when it really starts getting crowded.
We were planning to go to Cabana's on Pistakee Lake for their band and cookout in the afternoon, but a friend was there and called to say it was way too crowded. Neither Liz or I care much for crowds, so we didn't go. We then went over to the Spring Grove Fire Department Steak Fry, but the band wasn't going to start for a couple more hours, there was a long line of people waiting to get served and beer was $4. We left.
Then we drove over to the American Legion on Nippersink Lake for the SAL gun raffle. We had food and a band playing.
Came back home and enjoyed the gazebo again.
Why Go Anywhere Else? --RoadDog