Friday, April 18, 2014

Casey

Casey, Illinois has a population of approximately 2,700. To me, Casey was where we went to the drive-in to see the latest movies. I remember seeing Elephant Walk with Elizabeth Taylor and Clint Eastwoods spaghetti westers there. Of course, as a teenager, we used to pile into the car and sneak a couple of friends in by hiding them in the trunk if we didn't have enough money for everyone's ticket. I always wondered why they didn't search the trunks. Alas, the drive-in is no more.
Casey's claim to fame comes in the form of 1st Lieutenant Paul Conrad Burrus, USMC Infantry Officer during the Korean War. Also, David Hanners. Mr. Hanners, a reporter for The Dallas Morning News won the Pulitzer Prize for a special report on the 1985 airplane crash at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. 
This is the downtown area, complete with a stop light. During high school, I applied for a job at a restaurant in Casey. Sadly, I didn't get the job.
The main street heading north.
Fairview Park has a swimming pool, playground equipment, and a large pond for fishing. This is where we used to go to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.
The park is also the site of the Popcorn Festival in late summer. There are crafters tents set up on the far side of this bridge.
Speaking of the bridge, I had to stop in the middle to take a picture of this beautiful blue sky. It was a gorgeous day for exploring.

Linking to Skywatch Friday
This is a restaurant I want to check out.  Hmm. Wonder why it says Chime in?
This is the front of the Restaurant.  And to the left is the answer to the 'Chime in' question.
 It is the world's largest wind chime!
 Happy Easter!

11 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cute town! I love your photos. I hope you have a Happy Easter too!
You asked about the books I read - I post them on Shelfari. Not sure if you are on there, but if so, look me up. I always rate the books I read, so you'll know if I liked them or not :-)

TexWisGirl said...

that wind chime!!! wonder if it gongs a lot! neat town.

i remember that delta crash at dfw. so very tragic.

Mama Zen said...

That wind chime is so cool!

Marie said...

The world's largest windchime! How awesome! Does it play beautifully in the wind (I started to say breeze, but I'm guessing it would take a lot more than a breeze! :-) )

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i want to see the wind chimes ... awesome!! can you ring them yourself? so neat!! i love my wind chimes. ( :

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I so enjoyed this walk along the town's streets/parks!!! Lovely spring day to top it all off with perfect weather and plenty of sunshine!!

Drive in....what a memory!!! But, I never had any stow-aways in the trunk. rofl

Mitch and Molly said...

Our mom would love to hear that wind chime!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Brian King said...

It looks like a peaceful little town!

Gail Dixon said...

Very much enjoyed the tour of this charming little town. That bridge with the sky is absolutely amazing! Happy Easter!!!

eileeninmd said...

What a cute town! I like the park and the cool wind chime! Thanks for sharing your visit.. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A POPCORN festival???? How cool is that?!