On July 5, 1977 construction began on a huge building near the water of Lake Kincaid. The builder, E.A. “Tunk” Andries, Jr., must have felt a little like old Noah because there were a few snickers around here and there. To make a long story short, after nine months of sweat, frustration and plain, honest, hard work, Tunk’s Cypress Inn opened on the clear, cool night of March 21, 1978. A lot of folks came; mistakes were made; but we all held on; and we’re still here.