Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Dinner and More Bridges

The last couple of days has been mostly head down paper work for me: forms, applications, bills, etc...  Mindy and Andrew went to visit the Sysco Test Kitchen yesterday and found some nice combinations of ingredients to work with.  They also came back with a really good coffee making plan.  We'll only be serving real coffee in the dining room now.

The big push right now is to get ready for serving Christmas Dinner on Sunday.  Chef Andrew's menu includes a soup or salad to start along with traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, or roast leg of lamb with rosemary au jus and red potatoes, or poached salmon with maple orange glaze, and finishing with a selection of desserts including Mary Jane's pie.  Dinner will be served with a variety of beverages including several traditional holiday drinks.  All for $45 per adult, $15 per child under 12 and free for children under 5.  Includes tax and gratuity.  We are looking forward to a very nice time and we hope to see many of you there.  Please call ahead for a reservation.

Meanwhile Shannen has been out working on bridges so that's what I'll be showing in pictures today.

This bridge was replaced on Monday.  
It's the first bridge on Cougar Run after it branches off Trapper Trail.

The new decking after Shannen drove his truck over it.

Then today we drove down from Mountain View and in through the Harvey Tailings to get to this bridge which is on Solitude just after it crosses Duffany's Run.   
 This is what it looked like before replacement.  And that's Cooper, my dog.

The underpinnings

And the new deck.  We'll replace the whole bridge next year.

And this is a pic from last summer of a bridge I built about 15 years ago over a brook on my land in Johnsburg.  This was just after Hurricane Irene. 

The water was about 4ft high

And finally, just to remember what it was like, the view from the lodge last summer.

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