Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The farm, the gliderport and the park...

Breakfast was delish at John G's...then we dropped off their rental car and headed out to our old farm. After the farming was all done, Dick and Bob dug shellrock off the property (a lot of it was used to make I-95). When they dug the rock out, lakes resulted! This is what we called 'north lake.' Now the whole farm is sprinkled with homes, schools, shopping, play areas...lots of folks are benefitting from their hard work.This is a shot looking across the 'front lake' which was the first lake they dug. Our house was on that point across the water in the middle where you can see a white house. No, that isn't our house. It got torn down :( cuz the developer couldn't use it as a club house. They have a pool and play ground there now. Lots of our family and friends enjoyed skiing, swimming and picnicing here on this lake back in the '70s and '80s before we sold it all and moved to GA.




Marge and Loyal at the pool house where our house stood...this is on the W side of where our house was.


See that big oak tree? Dick moved it back to this spot in about '80 and planted it on the W side of the house near the boat ramp he put in.


We left memory lane and drove W to Willis Gliderport. Friend Lynn was just beginning her morning walk, so we had a short visit with her before riding around the runway. They are finally putting a crown on the grass runway (one side at a time), which it has needed ever since it was built. Dick didn't do the earthwork for that, but he did put in the road going all the way around the runway. We built the first hangar out there in '76, and it is still standing although it is a bit shabby now.
Our tour then took us up to John D. MacArthur Park.



And finally back to the moho for some steaks on the grill with all the trimmings, and a fine visit. Now how is that for a great day? Anyone else want to come visit us? The welcome mat is out.

10 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

very cool. i'd love to take that same tour with y'all some time!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a wonderful walk down memory lane. Awesome.

If I was closer I would love to have a nice steak dinner with the two of you. It would indeed be fun. Then you'd have to teach me how to play marbles.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice

Lois Grebowski said...

Steaks? I'll take mine medium rare, please... and just a bit or garlic powder, salt and pepper.

the donG said...

it's good to know that you are enjoying life at its full. amidst the recession, we need travels like this.

WillThink4Wine said...

What fun! Someday, I want to go back to my favorite childhood home!

Joy said...

Sounds like a great day. Kind of neat, kind of strange to see how things have changed where we once lived our daily lives! I'd love to come visit, too, but will settle for meeting you next week on a CRUISE!
(Can you tell I'm excited?)
Hugs...

Traci said...

I love to read your blog each day! I too am glad y'all are enjoying your lives to the fullest! I want to come visit, but I am afraid I would want to stay.

Brian said...

How wide is the runway, or what's left of it to land on? I see the big 'X', looks like it's on the south side. No picture of that fine hangar?? Thanks for the tour down memory lane.