Monday, May 11, 2009

Landfill Lubber

I know it sounds strange, but it's a pretty cool place. Lemme 'splain.

We live a half mile from an old landfill (closed in the 80s) that they decided to turn into a golf course, as most landfills seem to find their fate. The decision was made a way back in 2002, and eventually a sign was posted that Sunbeam Hill Golf Course was coming soon - Fall 2008.

Well, Fall 2008 has come and gone, and what we have left is a beautifully landscaped landfill complete with half-paved golf cart paths, 2 sand traps and a few greens. It looks like the economy, coupled with some erosion damage from last year's tropical storm delayed the opening of Sunbeam Hill.

What's great for us is that it's a great place for a good workout. There's a small fence, but it ONLY covers the bridge to prevent vehicles from crossing. There are no "No Trespassing" signs and seems to be pretty much left alone. Because of the hills and the golf car paths, it makes for a pretty strenuous jog. We've been out there 3 times so far to walk/jog the path. Barry had his heart rate monitor on and recorded burning over 500 calories in 30 minutes!

On Friday, we used it for a romantic place to lay under the stars. Its slowly becoming "our" landfill. :) I'm hoping the owners of the property take their time in opening.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

I'm sure it's nicer than what a "landfill" conjures up in my head...but you make me laugh. I can just imagine you and Barry in fifty years, reminiscing about your landfill...:)

Alix said...

Awwwww, so sweet and romantic having your own landfill. Larry and I want one now. I think there's a big one just off US1 and International Golf Parkway! It's still active, but you can't have everything.

Angelle said...

How... um... romantic? Just kidding, it sounds really nice.