so, in batavia, on the fourth of july, there’s an extravaganza in centennial park all afternoon. i haven’t been to it in years upon years, but this year, we decided to give it a go.
after the picnic in the park, we headed back to the lake and resumed lake type activities. fishing. eating more foods. swimming. etcetera.
anyhooo. we barely made it to the fireworks. and didn’t make it all the way through them. hazel melted down. anna was tired. isaac was only mildly interested. and i didn’t get any good iphone pics. not that anyone needs to see firework pictures. you can google it.
then. swimming at the beach.
and then. well. more eating. dinner at bourbon and burger. so good. all the menu items are burgers. and the toppings are ridiculous. one has chicken tenders and ham. one is served between two grilled cheeses (and has a ton of other toppings too). one has pot roast on it. you get the idea.
i capped off my visit with a night out with some friends. we went to center street smokehouse, where you can go upstairs and out onto a roof, facing jackson square. which just happened to be home to “the ramble” where a bunch of local bands come to play 45 minute sets all day long. we caught the end of it. my view.
and hazel was horrible.
and the older two argued.
and had to go to the bathroom every three minutes.
we stopped about 10 times. seriously.
and the drive took 13.5 hours total. about 4 more than google maps said it would.
anyhow…. that’s it for the trip.
see you in 2015, batavia. maybe.