After several months of deliberation, with input from last year's campers, the TMI Committee decided to renovate the Rec Hall on the main dock. Many campers were disappointed, since proposed designs for replacing it (see sketch) included many improvements over the current structure. Unfortunately, a new building would be too expensive.
That was the situation before one of our Winnipesaukee neighbors made the redesign a reality. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has generously offered to make our Rec Hall every bit as posh as the garage under construction at his other vacation home. (Of course, our structure will not feature an elevator.)
Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom points out that if even 10 to 20 campers are grateful enough to vote for Mr. Romney in November, these will be some of the cheaper votes he has bought. And, Mr. Fehrnstrom adds, "Mitt knows it is time to start preparing for the 2016 New Hampshire primaries."
Update: When asked to comment, President Obama noted that even the redesigned Rec Hall will be less luxurious than the compound where Osama Bin Laden was living.
We have some photos from the summer of 2011:
- The newly rebuilt Eagle nest.
- Views that most campers never see from Opening Weekend.
- Volleyball, Ping Pong, and lounging on the dock during Week 2.
- Mushrooms were abundant this summer.
We always want more photos. See the instructions on the home page of our photo gallery.
These photos are older, but recently added to the web site:
- Fall Work Week September 12–17, 2010, featured a roofing project, an outhouse renovation, and some Fall scenery.
- Closing Weekend from 2010. This year's closing weekend is just around the corner.
Off-season manager Dinty Child reports:
Hi everyone, just to let you know the island came through the storm pretty much unscathed. Will and Sam Lemonick were on for the duration and only had a short power outage. We had some minor damage to a couple of the boats and some dock posts because of the pounding waves, but that was it and they will be fixed this week. The yoga retreat is happily ensconced and we are fully operational.
If you have been planning to visit this fall, there is no need to change your plans!