According to the ranger, back in the hole is a solid brass door that is opened when they want to drain the lake. He said the last time was in the eighties and they had to bring in divers and a crane to get it open.
This morning the Restoration Run is scheduled by the Friends of Beeds Lake but given the loudness of the thunder and the volume of rain falling on our camper roof, not sure that's going to happen.
The book signing last night was lovely. I got to visit with a number of classmates of my brothers and sisters--particularly brother Bill's class who are having their 50th class reunion this weekend. It was nice to reminisce about Bill with some of his classmates since he has been gone now for about eight years. I also learned some more about the real Lady of the Lake and that she actually lived near the lake.
We have an unplanned morning, followed by a surprise visit to a birthday party this afternoon and an appearance at the Class of '64's social hour. Then back here for, weather permitting, steaks cooked over the fire. Maybe by then, our camping neighbors will have moved their obnoxious pontoon boat that is currently parked partially on our campsite. Maybe it will fill up with water or be struck by lightning.