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Postby Grover » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:31 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby rocky5128 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:51 am


I would still skip that one on my travels. I might try next year with all three of my angels, but I might need an even bigger dog to go there again.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:06 am


Now, doesn’t that shot look picturesque ?

Seriously, I never had any problem the many times I stopped up there. I even talked to some right friendly people out there on the pier….If I hadn’t had to keep returning there to get what I considered a good shot, I wouldn’t be able to tell you this…..But seriously….I never felt threatened there.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:26 pm


Me neither.
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Postby NoahG » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:40 pm


I felt fine in Waukegan.

I even felt fine at Windmill Pt. in Detroit.
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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:11 am


I had no issues at Windmill Point. I was there at 8am in the morning.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:16 am


That place has gotten better.....First time I went, (2000), there were gangs I spotted in the area.....

When they re-did that park, it looked great....But subquent visits it started looking a little run down again, with lots of litter.....
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Postby Grover » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:58 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:48 am


That Cub Scout replica looks really good !

I would hope the Waukegan Light will be excessed at some future point, and a group would pick it up, maybe restore the Lantern / Cuppola. That would, perhaps, make it more of a draw than it is now.

What made it a premier stop for me is the history and tragedy associated with this light, the once-proud Fog Signal building attached to it that was destroyed in the 1967 fire, and the disappearance of the Lantern Room and Catwalk.

As I view this light, I can’t help but to remember what once was.
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