Yesterday Janet and I got to visit the site and see the developments. It was amazing to see how far our team has come in a very short period of time. They only poured the foundation a few weeks ago and now the framing is moving along quickly. Our contractor, Tony Tharpe, and his team are working almost 7 days a week. Here’s a selfie of the group before a tour of the barn.
Bad angle for me:/ But I wanted to show off our ceiling! Looks great, huh?!
Tony gave us tour of the building and we could stand inside the rooms to get a good feel of the size of the space. It’s huge! You don’t realize what 13,000 square feet feels like until you are standing in it. Here’s a shot of the building coming together. You can see the Grande Ballroom taking shape. The right side will be the grooms suite, catering kitchen and an office.
Then I got a stunning view of our namesake. This beauty is about 100 years old. The 7 prong Sycamore Tree is but rare and good luck!
100 year old 7 prong Sycamore TreeNext we took a tour of our island and lake. You have to imagine that pile of dirt will very soon be a manicured island with a gorgeous wood and stone bridge connecting guests to the the island. This is just a shot of the island the lake will continue around to the right. The black is a liner is laid so our lake doesn’t leak. Dirt will fill in the trenches you see all the way around so the liner doesn’t slide down. Neat huh?