The Cabins+Bear Trap+Dining Hall+A Bath House=Construction Madness
Posted by Sharon
Even though it’s only been a week and a half since the last blog, there has been a lot of progression. The construction crew is now on their last cabin at Crestridge. They have the walls up and are now working on the deck. I’m assuming they’ll be finished with it by Tuesday. That means all the “shells” of the cabins will be finished! There’s still a lot to be done with each cabin, but they’ve gotten a great start. Below you can see the Cherokee cabin finished on the left and the last Choctaw cabin in progress on the right.
On to the next item of discussion – the Bear Trap. The land is cleared, the foundation has been poured, the block foundation is drying, and the building materials have been delivered. Another crew is going to start putting the frame up this Monday. They’re hoping to have the frame finished by Christmas.
Some of you may be thinking, “How are they going to fit 50 more campers into the dining hall?” To answer your question, we have to renovate. Starting next week, a crew is going to take down the existing wall that separates the offices, staff lounge, and wood porch (where the ping pong tables are) and extend it to the end of the wood porch. Soon the dining hall will be one big rectangle. Then they are going to build a small covered deck extending from the stone porch. It may sound confusing but it will be a nice addition.
Well, last but certainly not least, Marty has started on the old Cheyenne bath house. When finished, it will be the new Chey/Choc/Cher hut. It is easily accessible from all three hills. Marty has a big job ahead of him because that bath house has not been used in several years. It’s pretty gross in there. But Marty’s great and we can’t wait to see how it’s going to turn out!
As you can see, it’s kind of crazy around here! We love watching the progression day to day and hope you are enjoying the pictures and updates. We’ll have more posted next week, so check back soon!