Algonquin Founder's Day

This past weekend, I visited my family in Algonquin, Illinois for their annual Founder's Day Festival!




The weekend started on Thursday with the Cardboard Boat Regatta!



All participants got two cardboard boxes and three rolls of duct tape and had to build a flat bottom boat that could race to a boat and back without sinking.



While we didn't get in on the action, Billy, my cousin, sure enjoyed playing with the empty un-used boxes.




Friday afternoon, my friend Kate came up to visit. We spent the night at Angel Towne Park listening to live music and socializing. I saw my childhood friend, Bryan there. It was so nice to catch up!



Saturday Morning was the Founder's Day parade. One of the floats threw out a free t-shirt for Dundee Highlands Wrestling. I weaseled my way into the YOUTH SMALL shirt, and Billy gave it a try too ;)



After the parade we walked over to the park for an afternoon of beer and cover bands. We saw American English, a Beatles Cover Band, and 25 or 6 to 4, a Chicago cover band (probably the best I've seen!)



These are my cousins Billy and Matt. They watched the bands with me!



Isn't Matt such a little cutie when he SMILES!? lol



The trees in Towne Park are absolutely beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them!!



The weekend ended on Sunday with a big fireworks watching show on the river front. Where I experimented with light-painting with the pretty colors!

I can't wait to go back next year!!!

Thanks for looking :)

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Algonquin Founder's Day

This past weekend, I visited my family in Algonquin, Illinois for their annual Founder's Day Festival!




The weekend started on Thursday with the Cardboard Boat Regatta!



All participants got two cardboard boxes and three rolls of duct tape and had to build a flat bottom boat that could race to a boat and back without sinking.



While we didn't get in on the action, Billy, my cousin, sure enjoyed playing with the empty un-used boxes.




Friday afternoon, my friend Kate came up to visit. We spent the night at Angel Towne Park listening to live music and socializing. I saw my childhood friend, Bryan there. It was so nice to catch up!



Saturday Morning was the Founder's Day parade. One of the floats threw out a free t-shirt for Dundee Highlands Wrestling. I weaseled my way into the YOUTH SMALL shirt, and Billy gave it a try too ;)



After the parade we walked over to the park for an afternoon of beer and cover bands. We saw American English, a Beatles Cover Band, and 25 or 6 to 4, a Chicago cover band (probably the best I've seen!)



These are my cousins Billy and Matt. They watched the bands with me!



Isn't Matt such a little cutie when he SMILES!? lol



The trees in Towne Park are absolutely beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them!!



The weekend ended on Sunday with a big fireworks watching show on the river front. Where I experimented with light-painting with the pretty colors!

I can't wait to go back next year!!!

Thanks for looking :)

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