Our first destination in Illinois was to see a Quincy Gems baseball game. Before I get to the baseball let me just say to any Bay Staters reading that there is no "z" in Quincy, Illinois. The Gems play in the Prospect League, a summer league for college players. The quality of play wasn't all that great but the fans were having a good time.
I was really tired by this time of the very hot day and that tiredness shows through in these photos (or lack of photos). The baseball stadium was one of FDR's Works Progress Administration projects as a baseball and football complex and is built out of a serious amount of local limestone.
The best part of the game was the post-game fireworks. Even though it was the July 4th weekend I didn't have high hopes for a quality show. Boy, was I wrong! Donna and I left to get dinner in the middle of the game. The game was still going on when we returned so we picked a location on the other side of the football stadium that we thought would have a good view of the fireworks. That worked out perfectly. We sat on someone's lawn and watched one explosion after another for quite a while.