I really should be more accurate here. What we walked today was Steve’s “almost” land. He’ll have it by next week and when he does, let the games begin. I have a funny feeling there’s going to be a lot of activity up there. That’s the way Steve rolls.
Today was a twofold day. The first fold was for Steve to bring over a dining room table he isn’t using for the moment to let me borrow. I need it for this weekend. The second fold was for Steve, his son Troy and me to walk the land that’s about to change hands. And this second fold was most likely the real reason for the trip out here today. Totally understandable because believe me, I would have never let him come all this way to only drop off a table.
Anyway, we did a lot of work at the camp. For some reason, I’ve been really concerned about getting some snow off the roof. It would be tragic if it caved in. What a bummer that would be – cleaning snow out of the cabin’s interior and then having to get rid of the mess, only to put up a new roof. All this when you should be sitting there sipping some bourbon. There was a lot of snow up there too. In certain spots, at least two feet. Wait until you see the pictures.
We also gave Troy the grand tour of the place. That was fun. It’s always a good time to see a kid’s eyes light up like that. I kept telling the two of these guys about my parent’s land we used to visit when I was a kid. Memories up there.
After shoveling the roof and checking out the interior, we walked a part of the land. It’s a fairly large lot, so we weren’t able to cover the entire thing, especially areas that were covered with snow up to our hips. But we did a lot. We made it all the way back to the river. That was a milestone, I’ll say. Tiring.
I’m going to post the pictures of today’s adventure below. I’ll give some descriptions as well.
This is the cabin that’s on the property. It’s small, but very cozy. A little fixing up here and there and you’ve got yourself a home away from home. Or, just a home.
This is the interior of the cabin. Luckily, there’s lots of good stuff in there. It’s going to make fixing up and sleeping there a lot easier than if it were empty.
We shoveled a ton of snow off one side of the roof. I would have liked to have stayed and finished cleaning the entire thing, but those guys were eager to walk the land. And by those guys, I mean Steve.
Like I said, we made it all the way back to the river. We couldn’t really see any water though because the whole thing is frozen over with feet a snow on top. It sure was pretty back there though. Total silence.
We also found the corner of the property. If you take a look at the last picture, you’ll see a license plate embedded in a tree. The plate is from 1927. That means this land was here all the way back in 1927. That was a joke. Actually, it means that someone screwed a plate from 1927 into a tree, because that tree doesn’t look that old.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. The first series of what should be many. An adventure is in the making – I have a feeling.