Two weeks ago Saturday was a spectacular day.
Short sleeve, sunny weather.
That was the day of State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox held a fund raiser that day on the highest spot in southeastern McHenry County.
From the East Main Street address in rural Cary, I thought it was being held at the bar high school students of my generation got served beer.
One high school friend remembered as being called “Lily’s. Ski View.”
(Unlike Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I didn’t like beer. Still don’t.)
No Wilcox signs at the bar, so I kept driving.
Soon I reached the Lake County line.
The good township road turned into a narrow street leading to the Fox River and a big house on the Fox River.
Turning around, I drove until I saw small Wilcox yard signs next to a driveway.
Up a hill I went until I saw a sign saying, “Parking.”
The area was shaded by tall oak trees and I saw signs of a party.
Past the port-a-potty and the grill I found the festivities, which had been going on for well over an hour.
There was a flat area down from an old white farm house at the peak of the hill.
Realtor Michael Rein owns the property and the view toward Lake Michigan is spectacular.
When to led a tour to his patio in front of his home, all one could see was the tops of trees and municipal water towers.
Rein explained that the site was an Indian gathering place, complete with welcoming tree.
Small mounds on the property overlooking the Fox River had been probed and thought to have been built by Indians.
Rein said one could see fireworks from Waukegan, Lake Forest and Chicago from his heights.
Of course there was stimulating political conversation, games for kids, a disk jockey for those who wanted to dance.
If Rein allows Wilcox to hold another fundraiser there, I’ll bet I can even convince my wife to attend.