More good times with friends

Day 22

CAMPGROUND:  Chain O Lakes Illinois State Park
LOCATION:  Spring Grove, IL – right on Wisconsin border
WEATHER:  Summer-like!  High 90 and sunny

The highlight of today was meeting a couple that live on our street in Retama Village.  They live about 45 minutes from here, in Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee.  We met in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI.  It is a tourist town, especially popular among Chicago residents.  It is a huge lake surrounded by beautiful old mansions. 

Betsy is a good friend and a fellow line-dancer and pickleball player while we are in Retama Village.  We had lunch at a wine bistro.  We lucked out and got a table on the deck facing the lake. 

George and I shared a tasty rice bowl with smoked salmon….

From there, Betsy and I  walked a bit around town, glancing at the cute boutiques and gift shops.  It is a bit ritzy here.  We  joined George and Galen at a brewery (of course!)  The brewery building  is a former church and has beautiful stained glass windows.

Back at the campground, George was eager to try out a fishing lure and use his new Illinois state fishing license.  I hiked back from the boat launch for some exercise.

DINNER:  George got a huge fire going in the stand-up grill and grilled porkchops.  For sides, I sauteed some cabbage with mushrooms and made some mashed potatoes.  A hearty, all-American dinner! 

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