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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


For those of you who don't live in Cook County, here is one factoid: the County decides when big trucks are allowed to drive around on County roads, which are mostly unpaved and therefore subject to frost heaves, washouts and the like. Our road builder had a very good start on the fabled Road To The Top O' The Bluff by fall of '08, but it wasn't done. And, to be honest, we weren't done tweaking, either.

By Memorial Day weekend of 2009, we were finally 100% convinced of the best building site. This was a dozen or so feet higher on the land, up on top of a smaller mini-bluff, and required another stretch of road.

So as of July, here are some shots of The Road! It is about 3/8ths of a mile long, solid as the rocks beneath it (mostly) and as yet is still a work in progress, awaiting some gravel and finishing touches. But our Babe the Blue Jeep can make it just fine, and having a road gives us an entirely new perspective on just what surprises are in store for us!

The "exciting" section

Gazing down from the building site at the end of the road

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