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The Dam

I have been taking the kids on adventures to find trains for the past couple of years. We found Emerson, GA last year and shortly after we found the Etowah River which leads to Allatoona Dam.

There are roads on either side of the river that get kind of close to the Dam, but you really can't see it well from either side. I decided this morning to look on Google Maps for a way to get closer to the Dam. We had to park about a 1/2 mile away from the visitor's center since it was closed and walk up the hill to the overlook. We were so excited to finally get a good look at Allatoona Dam. Michael was really excited since he watches a Rescue Heroes story about a dam breaking. There are some pictures here.

Unfortunately, you can no longer drive across the Dam; a result of 9/11 security measures I imagine. We plan to go up again on a nice day and walk some of the surrounding trails. The best part was that Beth got to sleep in as late as she wanted.

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