Grandpa Zdralevich’s place on Rest Lake

Published: April 5, 2016

Joe Zdralevich ( my grandpa) had a awesome place in rest lake. When he passed, his 3 kids thought it would be best to sell as it was expensive to upkeep. They all still ran Merichkas Restaurant in Crest Hill, IL. Now that we¬†grandkids are grown and have our old families, I really miss it. We had ski boat, fishing boats, snowmobiles. Lots of lakefront, wet boathouse. Probably worth 10x what they got for it. I have dreams I sneak in there when the new owners are gone. (I would never do that!) Lots of great memories. Learned to water ski, snowmobile from bar to bar, went horseback riding , Jim Peck’s wildwood, had deer feeders. So much fun my kids will never experience. The pic is me from the late 80’s.