BLUM'S VISIT ... on Saturday ... not wanting to give up their trailer-park spot by Rhinelander. drove up for the day. We took a carry-out from the local diner & had a picnic lunch by the boardwalk, on the river in Crystal Falls.
On the way back home ... I showed them some log buildings in Crystal Falls ... it's a really old city.
The picture with the dam is built upon the original "Crystal Falls". It provides auxiliarary power to the city of "Crystal Falls".
THE FOURTH OF JULY ... An old fashioned 4th of July ... Alpha/Crystal Falls. Alpha is about 6 miles from Crystal Falls. This is where I brought Mom several years ago.
They started with a flag raising ... including the Crystal Falls High School band. The parade was lengthy ... police & fire department vehicles, classic car club, decorated kids bikes, etc. The Crystal Falls Lions Club, VFW's, etc.
There were kid's games, live music ... food & beer for sale at the pavillion. The fireworks were at dusk ... but, I had gone home & didn't want to go back.
HOUSE IN ALPHA ...
CRAIG ... JOHNNIE'S NEPHEW ... is renting this cute little house ... just across the alley from the bar (he finally gave up driving without a license).