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    • July 18, 2019 7:03 AM EDT
    • 18 July, 2019


      RJ - keep chasing us and you'll eventually catch us.  We go a little slower each year. 


      Yesterday was OPs in Belleville, Ontario.  Today, we move north to the shores of the Rideau Canal in Manotick, Ontario.  We will establish camp there at Doug's estate and advance daily to the Starwood compound in Nepean.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Prepartions are underway to handle the unusual, extreme heat that has settled upon the Ottawa Valley.  Or as we call it back in Southern Illinois "Fair Week".  Its always hot during "Fair Week".



    • July 17, 2019 10:45 AM EDT
    • Well I was a couple of weeks ago just behind you getting to Michigan.  To bad could have met up.  Later RJD

    • July 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      27 May, 2019 - Jan and I rode the Huckleberry Railroad today, riding behind engine number 152.  This was at Crossroads Village on the outskirts of Flint, Michigan.  Great day, that included a ride on the Genesee Belle on the Flint River.  A great experience with great weather.  Engine 152 came from the White Pass Railroad and replaced 464, which is in the shops for rebuild.  Even an EBT hopper still in original colors on the yard tracks.

      I've know of the Huckleberry Railroad for years.  But not being from this area, I didn't realize it was so close  I'd recommend this railroad ride, Stern wheel riverboat and early American park for anyone.  Very enjoyable!    

      Was there several years ago with grands kids,  They loved it.  Later RJD

    • July 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT
    • The interior is unfinished.  All I did to it was put a coat of paint on the floor, which is a sheet of Advantech.

    • July 12, 2019 12:04 PM EDT
    • Did you finish off any of the interior or leaving it roughed in construction? Photos of interior? 

      Showed my family your photos. They love it! Finished assembling our playground last night, first thing my 9 year old son said. "Looks great Dad. Now when you starting the tree house?" 

    • July 9, 2019 3:33 PM EDT
    • Designed it myself.  I made some rough drawing in Sketchup, and went from there.

    • July 9, 2019 2:25 PM EDT
    • Love it Burl!!!


      We have a section of woods in our backyard, kids have been asking for a treehouse. You've inspired ideas. Did you build it from purchased plans, design it on your own, etc?

    • July 9, 2019 8:14 AM EDT
    • Just Beautiful

    • July 9, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

      What isn't he good @ ?

    • July 8, 2019 10:02 PM EDT
    •    Damn, Burl, you're something else...good at couplers AND treehouses. Way to go!


    • July 8, 2019 6:37 PM EDT
    • Yea, I would like that too.

    • July 8, 2019 11:22 AM EDT
    • Will you be my Daddy?

    • July 7, 2019 11:38 PM EDT
    • Awesome!

    • July 7, 2019 4:16 PM EDT
    • Way cool, great job!

    • July 6, 2019 8:44 PM EDT
    • Very cool!  I do think you need to build a scale model of it.  Wow!

    • July 6, 2019 8:44 PM EDT
    • Very cool!  I do think you need to build a scale model of it.  Wow!

    • July 6, 2019 8:08 PM EDT
    • That's a very nicely built treehouse, Good Job!!

    • July 6, 2019 8:03 PM EDT
    • Very nice Burl!  Will you be offering the 1:29 scale kit? 

    • July 6, 2019 7:49 PM EDT
    • you have lucky children!



    • July 6, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
    • Love Victorian architecture and especially Gothic ....very cool Burl.  You gotta do a wrap around porch !