Carnivals, t-shirts, CD’s and Horseback.

Horseback riding at Chain-o-Lakes State park.

Horseback riding at Chain-o-Lakes State park.

What a great weekend. Saturday morning the Hilltown Family Variety Show aired at 8am hosted by Poochamungas John and Pete (thanks Sienna!) to start the day (all about firefighter life). It followed Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child with Bill Childs on WXOJ 103.3fm, Northampton (both excellent kindie music based shows available weekly on the internet or podcast later). Then the t-shirts from our firehouse wager came in Lands End box which confused the wife for a bit.  “What did you order from Lands End” she asked to which I replied “Nothing.”  Instead I opened it to find a dozen Boston FD T-shirts courtesy of Engine 56, Truck 21.

Thank you Boston FD and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Thank you Boston FD and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Our spoils from a friendly firehouse bet with the brothers in Boston (E112 and TL21 Thank you).  I must thank the Blackhawks as well as they really  did all the hard work. (If you watched the series it was amazing hockey.)  Then I also received a padded envelope with couple CD’s.  One Justin Roberts and one Alastair Moock.  Both are excellent ( we’ll review them at a later date.) We listend to JR and Alistair, splashed in the backyard, napped and then went to the local festival/carnival  and finally to bed. It was a great Saturday.  Then after a full nights sleep we awoke early Sunday and headed off to horseback riding up at the Chain-O-Lakes State park with some friends.  Last year we went it was a great time.  Today was no different.  Me and the boy remained behind as he’s to young to ride the trail. So while they went on an hour ride he got a pony ride instead.   Reluctant at first by the end he was smiling a lot.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Then as we had to wait we went and got some ICE CREAM!  No complaints there.  When the big kids and parents came back we headed over to the Cedar Café in Round Lake Beach and had a great lunch.  They were kind enough to serve us and the food was great.  If your in the area stop on by at 1106 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake Beach, IL.  Diner food with a Mexican slant and all of it was very tasty.  So that was my weekend as I sit here typing my daughter wants to go for a bike ride.  Then we’ll BBQ some chicken and steaks. No art or recording or gigs.  Just me and the family for a great weekend.  How about you?

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