Hampton Inn Elkhorn
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... and he will get a nasty phone call.
The mail jumpers are high school and college kids. These two were brother and sister.
This lake is almost completely surrounded by the most amazing mansions. This was where all the rich folks from Chicago came to build "summer cottages" for themselves. ...
Flew into Milwaukee and caught the train to Chicago while Tracy takes the rental car to Elkhorn. Thursday - Brookfield Zoo was great as always. Dolphin show got us soaked. Weather was perfect. Friday- rented a Divvy bike downtown. $7 for the day, but you have to return it to a bike rack somewhere in town within 30 minutes. I road from the train station to buckingham fountain, along the lakefront to The Field Museum and put it in a rack there while I visited the museum. Then ...
... laying in the lake was unexpected - my response was "Grandma Irene's tree has a twin?". It turns out that there have been many storms this summer- in fact the lake is very high with the water at the shore line. The tree fell down earlier that week - what is so amazing is how the entire neighborhood comes down to see what happened, what will be done and then watch the events unfold. This event was no different... The home owner was in the lake with a chain saw sawing branches off ...
Well, all the lazing reading and listening to the critters means we had some chores to get done, so today, that is what we did. House cleaning.
As a reward we got to watch the fire flies again tonight AND we got woken up at 2:30 in the morning by a HUGE thunder and lightening storm! Loved it!
Okay, I have dried dozens of times to attach a video of the fireflies, but it just won't work. If it ever does, I will let you know. Sorry.
We took a drive into Rockford today. May I say...BOO! There was one small stretch of land that had some beautiful houses on a lake, but other than that...everything we saw was broken down, run down, empty and trashed. The "highway" runs right through town but we just couldn't get out of there quite fast enough.
We came back to camp and Mike decided to detail the Jeep a bit. I, on the other hand, just enjoyed the view. I think you can understand why ;-)