Well, here we were in the middle of the 'Great Flood of 2009', which by the way basically closed this place down completely. At Allatoona Lake we were fine, they are used to it - it is a reservoir for the surrounding area so they would Not flood. I noticed when we got there that there was a yellow dotted line on the campground map. There was nothing in the legend explaining it, so I guessed that this must be where the lake comes up when it floods.
*DING* "Thank you for Playing, you win a Cupie Doll!"
Monday while I was writing the last blogg post, it was just raining hard and steady all day, and really it had been raining good on and off since saturday. Janell was going to have us come to her house to stay before we go to the McIntosh Pow wow, she called and suggested we come monday night. We were not quite done loading up, because everything was so wet and muddy, so we told her we would come first thing tuesday morning, that was our check out anyways. Also we couldn't get out of here because the Levee broke and was being repaired in one direction and a tree fell across the other direction coming out of there, so we hunkered down.
Well, Tuesday was Sunny and Beautiful. Thanks and Praise to the Great Spirit for this on our Travel Day. We were only 50 miles from our destination, but with all the closings, bridge's out, flooded Interstates, and such it was 4 1/2 hours & 130 miles later we arrived!
People were in such a Frenzy, Truck Drivers didn't even know what to do!! It was Insane, the Police would just point and they kept herding us in circles to keep the traffic flow. They never set a detour route, I guess they couldn't, there were sooo many roads closed. They did say on the radio to Not go out if you can help it at all. We didn't have a choice and we knew it and Thanks to Janell constantly calling back and forth with Ken, she got us there! Every time we would get going on a road she told us and started looking for the next turn - there was a cop-O-meter pointing us in another direction. Ken would call her and she would re-route us once again.
We arrived simply exhausted and saw some sites along the way, I can only imagine what we didn't see by getting detoured the way we did. A Lot of People Lost Everything, so PLEASE think about this and pray for them. Ten people lost their lives, some were Children washed away out of the hands of their mother. PLEASE think twice when you complain about a minor inconvenience in your own Life, and Thank the Great Spirit for placing you between Grace and Mercy.
Check out the Chopped Duelly pulling this trailer!!
The McIntosh pow wow grounds was under 20 foot of water, so needless to say this pow wow has been postponed to the last week in October. It's OK I need a week off anyways LOL. We also got invited to do the Lawrenceville Pow wow the week after, so hopefully that will help us make up some ground. Along with the failing economy, the pow wows have been off the pace this season. It doesn't help that its been a very wet season as well.
Well, Thank you very much to all of you that have called and sent messages concerned about our well being. It is always good to know that friends care, someday that may be all that any of us have. Be sure to take a look around the site, there are some good pictures and videos, and I have started to do reviews on campgrounds and restaurants. Please Check back often and feel free to keep in contact.
OH YAA and for all you Malcontents that started or are continuing the Rumor that the Falling Leaves Pow wow in Samson, AL has been cancelled,
We are going, in a good way, to try to be a part of making it be better, stronger, and about the people. We will decide for ourselves if our attempt was worthy instead of listening to any Ranting opinions formed from Rumors spoken from Raving people. The TRUTH will set you FREE.
Much Love and many prayers - May the Great Spirit Be with you all.