Alright, big post coming, please pay attention, will link to this post from the first post and in the PMs I'll send shortly.
I ran out to the cottage this morning to check on things and figure out a plan for parking, let's talk about parking first.
As mentioned we cannot park at Kamp Kiwanis this year so we are limited to about 12 cars that can reasonably fit in the cottage driveway (I think we need room for 50-75% more). There is another area to park though, it is down the street at the very end of James - it's a small public beach access area where parking is allowed from 7AM to 10PM. If you plan on leaving before 10PM please park there! If you want to help me worry less about parking please park there. If you are coming on Friday night and have the chance to move your car before things really get going on Saturday, please park there! Thank you! This is a link to a video
I made of the drive from the parking area to the cottage, it should be about a five minute walk
. Of course come to the cottage first to unload your goods!
Picture of parking area on James:
There isn't much of it!
Thankfully we have a much higher water level in the lake this year but it ends up meaning that most of the exposed sand is now underwater and the area for the firepit had to be carved out of the beach grass. Should still be a great place to round up everyone for hot dogs and smores after the fireworks but one of my projects this week will be to come up with a place to make sure we can launch fireworks without them getting wet right near the shore.