Friday, April 13, 2012

Dead End

Here we go again, getting distracted from original plan.  Instead of a color tour, we are going ' way ' vintage.

Down a rough road,

Past some amazingly tall, virgin timbers,  
By huge beds of wild, spring Leeks,

Beyond the old car, or what once was an old car, maybe a moonshine runner...

Still in it's garage of long, long ago.
Under the log on the right is a concrete wall.

Not believing what we found where our friend is logging.
 Of course we entered.  What is it? and How long has it been here?
The ceiling is etched, convex, eerie.  It even has a stovepipe or vent centered in the back.  The walls, ceiling, floor, all are concrete, but how old, I wonder.  The floor is clean., mysterious.

 The corners are angled.  The entire room is probably 7 X 9 ft.  I'm wondering if it was a cellar, an ice house, not likely with a chimney, or is it a vent.  It's entirely underground, maybe a bunker of sorts, storage for moonshine?  There was an old porcelain battery cover lying outside the cave.  What's your guess?

 There were several foundation locations, we found at least half a dozen.  Was this a location of homes, a resort, logging camp?  Dad once told the family that there used to be several homes along here.
Interesting., but we all are still stumped by the bunker.  I say it was moonshine storage.  It's a bit more interesting a story to tell than an ice house.
 Now, to get out of this ' dead end ' situation we got into.
Have a great weekend and see what you can find at the end of a dead end road.  Life is full of surprises.  As for me, I think I will go plant some found sumac and dream of some Leek Soup.  They weren't quite ready.

Now, get out there and have some fun.