Our JPC Father’s Day breakfast group gathered at McD’s in Hoffman Estates on Sunday, June 21st. Frank Wenzon led the group of 10 to Pub 72 in Gilberts for an alfresco breakfast under a very large tent, due to restrictions dining indoors during Phase 3 of Illinois’ Covid virus edits from the honorable Governor Pritzker. The weather was sunny, dry, calm and traffic was light.
Heading northwest toward Williams Bay, we enjoyed a relaxed ride through Lakewood, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Bull Valley and smaller towns beyond. Somewhere around tiny Sharon, Wisconsin, Frank’s GPS malfunctioned and Bill Hominick volunteered to take over as the leader of the pack.
Lots of scenery, usual farm fields………..the corn fields we passed seemed to be doing well, plants are between 1-2 feet high already………so we’ll be able to enjoy what seems to be everyone’s favorite vegetable (which is a starch) in July sometime. We opted NOT to travel through the downtown areas of Williams Bay and Lake Geneva, as the reports of large crowds turned us off to the slow trek we would have had to endure riding through those popular lake towns.
We all agreed that on the road back to civilization, we needed to stop in Hebron for ice cream. That seemed to be the “hot spot” of little towns, lines of hungry people waiting for ice cream and so many motorcycles, cars and a very large truck (maybe overweight???) unlucky enough to attract the attention of the Hebron police. Definitely NOT a pleasant Father’s Day for the truck driver!
Arriving home at 3pm, we enjoyed the after-glo of a very nice ride!
Thanks to all who participated and a special thank you to Bill Hominick…..a very kind man with a big heart, willing to take over in a pinch!