continuing on our theme of the best summer ever, clark dunham and his wife had us out to their place in the middle of the adirondacks for a cast party this past week. mr. dunham is a tony award-nominated set designer and a pretty swell train guy. his biggest project has been running every christmas at the citigroup center in nyc for the past thousand years; when we arrived last monday, it was still being prepped for its annual trip south on the northway.
in the upper right of the picture you can see the green control tower that runs the whole operation. mr. dunham's studio was huge - with whole set sections lying in wait to be assembled. here's me with just one of the sections.
the detail was awesome, and there are plenty tricks up mr. dunham's proverbial sleeve: the drive-in movie theatre above, for example, plays the good, the bad, and the ugly.
here you can see the drive-in movie theatre in its environment; to the right, you can see a spot where another section of railways would fit. if i was getting my info correctly (i was a bit overwhelmed with the thing and didn't listen as best i could) there are four "major" sections to this particular project, each displaying a season. so, in other words, we're standing at the summer section. there's never been anything in my life that i knew i couldn't touch more.
and talk about a spread! the dunhams live in wonderful comfort in the middle of the forest, by a small river, and here, joe and i illustrate the benefits of a walk-in refrigerator. you're never too far from the yuengling.
zoey, the dunhams' dog, enjoys the property. and take a guess as to which one of our crew stripped down to his boxers (always good for a swimming emergency) and took a dip in the bracing waters?
at the clothes-line, where i hang my boxers to dry. joe, on the other hand, slipped and got his shoes and socks wet. amatuer.