June 28, 2006

Shady Beach

This is a nice secluded little area I'd come across in my ramblings.

Just curious, anyone else know where it's located?

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Does this look "uninhabitable" to you Dookette? It even has a cee-ment pond, which of course, I'd promptly turn into a gigantic live well for my catch. Apparently, a pontoon boat seems to be required as well, since everyone has one. So I'd have to pick out a nice party barge.


At 6/30/2006 12:54 PM, Blogger tiz said...

I cheated since nobody's commented.. Is it by Joslin? Can you smell IBP there? :)

At 6/30/2006 4:39 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...


Sorta kinda in the vincinity of Joslin. But I don't think you can smell IBP from there. (at least I hope not)

It's also upstream from both mega-polluters, IBP and the site of Triumph. So the water there is the very last stretch before it gets filled with contaminants (or at least more contaminants) and the water and fish aren't fit for human contact.

You must have looked it up on a map. However, the location on the map isn't where the real Shady Beach is located.

There's a couple properties that I'm looking at out there. The only net connection is via satellite, but if it's reliable and fast, I'd consider getting a Dope Manor II to get away from it all.

At 6/30/2006 10:21 PM, Blogger tiz said...

Would that make you a Denny Hastert constituent? :) It's funny that MapQuest sees (or pretends to see) it but not google maps.

I was looking into satellite internet a while back - I live in the middle of nowhere and the mom and pop telco offers really crappy DSL - Wild Blue looked then to be the best deal.

At 7/01/2006 2:59 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Woah! I never thought of being in Hastert's district. Yikes. I suppose though that it wouldn't be my primary residence, so maybe I could stay where I am as far as districts go. But then again, maybe I'd switch just so I could vote against him. ha!

I'm leary of the satellite DSL that's offered, that's why I need to check it out some more.

At 7/03/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well now that I hear this is in Hastert's district, I am even more certain that Karl Rove knows where the location is on the map.

The name kind of suits him don't you think??

At 7/03/2006 2:33 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

So do tell about what sort of property you are looking at in Shady Beach?

As I remember, Shady Beach included barely inhabitable shacks and upscale year-round dwellings. If my memory is correct, a Henry County judge (or some such) had a home there.

Let's see what you're looking at, because inquiring minds want to know!

At 7/03/2006 3:14 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Dook please! That's not the sort of information one asks for in public. I'm shocked... shocked!

There are some nice three season places out there, and some very nice year-round homes, though the larger ones don't have a shoreline. (or dock)

I'd hardly characterize any of them as "barely inhabitable". They're all pretty well maintained and updated considering that many are only weekend retreats.

Thanks for the tip though. Judges usually bring down property values. I think I'll lowball 'em on the price. :-)

At 7/03/2006 3:26 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

Dope, you and I may have a problem with the definition of "barely inhabitable". har!har!

Also, it's been a while since I've been in the loop of real estate transactions so don't hold me to the "judge" thing!

At 7/03/2006 4:16 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well, if you need an "breakfast nook", stainless everything in the kitchen, a workout room, a central vacuum system, and a three and half car garage to consider a place "habitable", then I guess some of these places aren't up to your standards.

But if you mean clean, sound, comfortable, with nice big decks and all the amenities, then I'd say they definitely are.

I'm sure some of the places aren't up to Suzie Junior League standards, but they're just weekend get-a-ways for some people and they don't feel the need to "put on the dog" so to speak, when a place is their second home and they don't spend much time there.

I mean, what do you expect for a river home in the middle of nowhere? The place w originally just a camp that started around the turn of the century. People have expanded and modernized over the years, and a few people put in new homes.

But it is definitely "out there" and you'd never ever find the place unless you either enjoy going exploring trying to find the most out of the way places you can, or you actually set out to find it.

It's about as hidden away as a place could possibly be, and I'm still astounded that anyone was even able to access the area and actually construct homes so long ago. Maybe they ferried in the materials by boat is all I can figure.

I'll put up a couple more shots of the general area.

At 7/05/2006 1:27 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Just point me to Hastert or Rove Manor so I can get out my spray paint on a dark moonless night......

At 6/24/2007 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shady Beach is a place where i've grown up. My family has owned one of the cabins there since the late 70's. Does any one else know of this place??

At 6/25/2007 4:34 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I discovered it by just exploring backroads and I think it's one of the coolest places around. I would love to have a place there if it had high speed cable or some other means of getting fast internet. It's really a hidden away area that's really nice.

I don't know that you'll get much response to your question though as this post is back in the archives now and the only way people would see it is if they got here by doing a search or were just poking around in the old posts.

I envy you being able to spend time there though, it must have been fun.


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