Remember when we came through Georgia and I posted a photo of Allatoona Lake or what is left of it? And I told you about our interview at the Army Corp park at Carter's Lake; I posted photos of where we thought we'd be spending next fall and winter...remember that???
Well, THAT didn't work out. It appears that everyone who has volunteered there plans on staying or returning. We were pretty disappointed when we found that out this morning.
BUT WE BELEIVE EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON!!!
We will be volunteering next fall/winter at Allatoona Lake with the Army Corp of Engineers!! It is south of Carter's Lake a bit. Dan and I will be working at the day use area of the park which is called Cooper's Furance and Riverside Park.
And when I was telling you about the lake level being so low at Allatoona, I figured it was due to drought...but that isn't it! I didn't realize that lake is also a reservoir and they have purposely drawn it down in preparation of spring rains.
The place sounds perfectly suited to Dan and I!!! We will have a full hook up site and there is a little shed behind the site we can use for storage (provide our own padlock). It is a treed area, lots of wildlife and lots of hiking...and lots of history in the area! One of our duties will be to call the the Allatoona dam generation in the a.m. and post the schedule. I think that is so people who are fishing know when there might be water coming over the dam, but I'm not sure!! We've got things to learn!!!
So anyway, that is our big news for this week!!
Things are going well here. Dan and I did debris pick up yesterday. It is hard to believe that after the lake level raises due to all that rain there is SOOOO much garbage that washes up! It took both of us over 90 minutes EACH.
There is one white pelican here that seems confused. He is always with a huge flock of cormorants...or maybe THEY are confused.
We're finally getting some birds at this little cheap feeder we put up, no one at the berry suet and no one at the thistle feed yet. We did see a blue bird this morning in a tree (no leaves on the tress, so pretty easy to spot birds!).
Well, we've got things we need to do!!
Catch up with you all later!!
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