Sunday, July 25, 2010

Burning River Fest

Last Saturday Pat and I went to the Burning River Fest. Somehow gardening and the environment kind of go together.The fest was started by the folks at the Great Lakes Brewery as a celebration of our river, our lake and environmental awareness (I think this is where I have to insert a disclaimer. Pat and I are avid consumers of Great Lakes beer). The fest was held at the closed Coast Guard Station off Wendy Park on Whiskey Island. Bands played pretty much non-stop, the food and beer were great and the views were magnificent. The old boat house had various displays about water conservation.


This is the fire boat that fought the infamous 1969 fire for which our fair city got a bad name. It wasn't that big of a fire. Fires in the 50's were bigger.



5 comments:

Rene said...

Interesting, wish I was there.

The Idiot Gardener said...

Any event with beer is inevitably a good event. Our village had its annual beer festival last weekend. I am still suffering!

Kathryn said...

looks like a lot of fun! the picture of the sunset is beautiful.

Is the Wiz said...

Dear Jim, I've seen greenhouses made from plastic bottles and now boats - perhaps I could make a floating greenhouse in time for my retirement. Lovely sunset, very atmospheric and evocative.

Pam's English Garden said...

Jim, That was obviously a fun event! The skyline at sunset is stunning. Pam