Local charm

We are running out of good weather days. The days are getting chillier, rainier and gloomier.

Last Monday I had off from school and my husband had his day off (as a massage therapist, he works Tuesday through Saturday).  The girls were in school and we were supposed to go to his massage clinic so he could give me a massage, but he accidentally left his office keys at home.  He felt bad, but I told him it was all right because we could take advantage of the sunny weather to go to lunch on the lake across the street from his workplace and go for a walk.

The Sandbar Grill sits right on the lake and they have a 4 season lanai that you could eat in if you wanted to to watch the lake.  I always sit there when I’m at that place.

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This time it was quiet and no one was outside.

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They have a dock that’s open to the patrons of the restaurant.

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It’s a decent sized lake, with homes all around.

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Husband ought to make friends with someone who owns a boat, because we haven’t been sailing in a long, long time.  My husband used to crew for a few years with his old internship supervisor and even raced a few times in the Tri-State boat race on Lake Michigan.

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We drove over to the other side of the lake and walked around the Lighthouse Restaurant.

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It’s not quite what I expected, but I like it.

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It was a nice place to visit.

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Next door to the restaurant was a museum, which supposedly exhibits the history of the town.

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The former hotel turned historical museum was closed, but according to their website, “included among these [exhibits] are the ice industry which flourished in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Several period rooms depict the lifestyle of the early century. The museum maintains a 1920’s flavor in keeping with Cedar Lake’s tradition as a resort destination for Chicago’s high society during the Prohibition era. Take our guided tour and learn how Dr. William Scholl started his famous shoe making business as an apprentice of his grandfather here in Cedar Lake. Walk into our 1940’s doctor’s office to test your eyesight and find out why the operating room walls were green. ”

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It was a quiet time for the two of us.  I relished having a little mini-date with my husband and some time to just hang out without the children.  With his work schedule, on the weeks he has to work the sound board at church, there are some weeks where we don’t spend all that much time together.

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This quiet day together was one of the more peaceful and restorative times we had together in recent years, for which I am deeply grateful.

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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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2 Responses to Local charm

  1. ksbeth says:

    isn’t it amazing how things work out as they are meant to?

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