Thursday, May 8, 2014

Road pictures

I'm still here.  I've been so busy.  School is out for the older 2.  One moved back home last fall and went back to college.  I've got 2 kids with college degrees.  One is going back for more, and the other is going back, but meandering.  There are lots of classes now in computers and languages that interest him.  A little sewing, but nothing reviewed.  I wanted to show you some pictures.  These are several months old and ARE OUTDATED.
 Three new homes were torn down.
 These have now been cleared of all concrete and leveled out with dirt.  The houses across the street are unchanged????

 A lot of whats on the highway that used to be there on both sides are gone and already cleared.  Homes and businesses that we have seen for 20 years are gone.
 This is the service road going home from one of the colleges. ( I've been going back and forth between 2 branches of the same college multiple times a day.)   One morning, the service road had been badly remarked as a lane!!!  After a few days they did a better job of marking it, but I am now or was last week, driving on the service road up against the bridge as an actual lane.  It has that dip, clang feeling and your are next to the water.  A little creepy.
 The yellow line that you see is further out into the lake.  It's up about 6 to 10 feet.  They are filling it in with dirt and stuff and raising it up to the level of the highway we are on now.
 This is just behind the picture above.  It used to look like a Leave it to Beaver show.  There was picnic tables and a small beach.  It now has drilled wire things that will have cement poured into them all spaced out.
 Further up.  These next few pictures used to be soccer fields, hot air balloon parks, baseball field, etc.
Same.  The area looks more like this but all dirt and not an inch of field.  These spaced wire things go clear to the lake now.  The old service road I used to exit will probably not exist in the next few weeks.  They have a new road already cut into this area and black topped, just not open yet.
One more month and high school will be out, and then summer vacation.  I am looking forward to that.

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