The current view of the chapel site. If you look closely, you may be able to see orange lines going up the right hand side of the photo, and horizontally across the middle. These are the guidelines for the excavator, and it’s amazing to me to see how big the new building is going to be.
These pictures were all taken BEFORE the rain started pouring down. You don’t need to see this mess we’ve got right now.
The corner that you see framed between the excavator jaws will be the new kitchen. It’s just a big ol’ muddy spot today, but someday soon that piece of ground will be filled with the sounds of a dishwasher running, pots and pans being banged around, a timer or two going off, and there’s a good chance that you’ll walk in to the smell of coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls coming out of the oven.
…… a girl can dream, right?
That crazy old road is starting to disappear. This used to be the only access road to the chapel, back in the days before we had our parking lot, when there was a big gully running across the campground. Watching all this machinery brings back memories of 2004 when they put the big culvert pipe in and created a flat parking area for us. Now it’s hard to imagine Bethel Camp without it.
James Fyffe directing James Byler as he dumps a load of dirt into the old road. Eventually, the ground will be level (or as level as you get in southeastern Kentucky) from the parking lot all the way across to the campfire ring.
We’ve got a hole that needs to be dug and emptied out.
We’ve got a road that needs to be filled in.
Two birds, one stone.
I take that back. There’s definitely more than one stone. This is a view from the bottom of the old road. There aren’t a lot of landmarks here for you to go by. The parking lot is on the right side of the picture. The campfire ring is located just up the hill to the left of the left edge of the photo. I love these big rocks that they’re finding!