Finished!

At long last, the Stairs at the end of Grace Road are finished and today we held a private celebration on the deck of said stairs.  All but one of the volunteers was there.

Kudos go to Carl Noffsinger, Ron Bayette, Corky Anderson, Chris Noffsinger, Mike Jones, Tyler Jones, and last but not least John Keilor who brought along some heavy equipment from Luedtke Engineering.

So, I have pictures, no one wanted to be singled out or pose for me.  “No accolades” we were told.  The newspaper wanted to put out a spread but the men said “no” to that as well.  Quietly, with hors d’oeuvre we celebrated this afternoon.
The sun was out and warm and glowing.   Wow, what amazing weather we’ve been having for the last 8 or so days.  The pictures are not all that great, but good enough to give you an idea of how wonderful this is going to be for everyone who wants to enjoy this glorious beach.

So here now the pictures of the guys and, of course, the finished stairs

The tall skinny guy is Chris Noffsinger

guests

John Keilor

Corky Anderson with the ball cap and Tyler Jones in the yellow t-shirt

Carl Noffsinger with the ball cap

Mike Jones in the orange ball cap and Carl Noffsinger with the blue cap

Lots of dogs were there for the grand opening 🙂

Everyone getting ready for the walk down to the beach

There you have it.  Ok, so we are looking forward to beach going season.  Every day of the year is beach going season in my mind.

A word about the future of this blog. 
I promise not to  forget my camera so often and to think about writing about more things
that might interest you who don’t live here.

Mike and I consider ourselves very, very lucky to live right here.  Our 17 th season is coming to an end. We have no availability until Tuesday. Grrrrreat 😉

 
 
 
 
 

The Stairs at the End of Grace Road

The stairs to the beach at the end of Grace Road are taking shape.  The estimate is that all the work should be done by the end of July.
I am crossing my fingers and will be happy if the men are done working on the project by mid August 😉

There is the top landing which is big enough to hold a tiki bar. A fun idea, especially since it would make the neighbors on the left side mad.  This deck is big enough for a few people to bring folding chairs and watch the sunset.
These special neighbors took the township to court to halt the building of said stairs. Work stopped for a while but is in full swing again.
The neighbors lost the case! – tra-la-la-laaaa-laaaaaaaaa!!!!!

The second landing is done…

The Frankfort pier and lighthouse and a few fishing boats. It was a hazy, hot day that July 4, 2012.

A few ant size people are splashing in the water

I am bound and determined to organize a celebration for all the neighbors that finally have an easy way to get to the beach without eroding the dune each time they go down and up. Hooray

The Stairs at the End of the Road

Finally, the stairs at the end of Grace Road are being built.  It’s going to be a long and drawn out process because it’s all done by volunteers after they come home from work.

Some of our guests aren’t all that fired up about this project; they fear too many people will utilize them and fill up the beach.  I have great doubts about that. It’s a huge beach so wide and 13 or so miles long.  It won’t be crowded, big promise.

The work started this morning at 9 am

Max came to greet me…

Lake Michigan is so blue this morning

Oh to be able to walk down a long flight of stairs instead of having to climb the dune – heaven.

By the time most of you get here this summer, the stairs will be ready for you.  This is one of the most exciting things yet.