Being an account of some things I'm interested in, what I'm doing, and reflections on my past, especially music.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Good Times Here In the Chain O' Lakes This Weekend
Well, things are back in action again on the Chain of Lakes here in Northeast Illinois by the Wisconsin border after the flooding in July. The bars are open, bands are playing and boats out on the water.
This will be a particularly busy one for Liz and myself.
Today, we have an in-water "Woody" boat show at Famous Freddie's on Pistakee Lake. A "Woody" is, of course, a wooden boat and they are old. Today boats are almost always fiberglass.
Then we give a final salute to friend Amy, the "Soup Nazi" as her hearse goes by Sunnyside Tap in Johnsburg.
This afternoon we will have two bands and lots of food and fun at the Legion picnic on Nippersink Lake and then I hope to have a bonfire out on the Grand Strand patio in the evening.
Tomorrow, Bob Stroud will be going back to Summer 40 years ago, August 12, 1977, on his Rock and Roll Roots Show on WDRV, the Drive at 97.1 FM from 7-10 a.m. CDST. I will be going to the Rally By the Lake motorcycle and classic car show at Fox Lake's Lakefront Park on Nippersink Lake and then we will go to the St. John's Parish Fest in Johnsburg and see the great band New Odyssey.
After that I will drive to McHenry where they will be having the annual "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" salute to the Greatest Generation with lots of ceremony and a Big band playing in the gazebo at Veterans Park.
Why Go Anywhere Else? --RoadDog
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