Thursday, May 06, 2010

Uh oh. . .

Plans are to leave here on the 21st of May. On the 24th our reservations at Dale Hollow begin. Two weeks on the water! Yay!!!!!! From there it is Priest Lake in Nashville for a couple nights and onward to Mississippi to the family reunion!

That was THEN. . . this is NOW. . . Probably not gonna' happen. Flooding has occurred at Dale Hollow the last couple years we have been there, but our campsite is always high and dry. . . that was THEN, this is NOW. All indications are the site is underwater. While it should be one of the first to clear, you must drive down closer to the water to exit and that would not be possible with Phaeton Place. We must continue to monitor the situation and stay abreast of the conditions in the camp. But, of course, Dale Hollow Lake was built to provide hydroelectric power and to control flooding conditions in the area. It is doing what it was designed to do and fortunately for the people who live there, it is "doing its thing." It is currently 6.5 feet above maximum pool.

We have not been able to find any information on Priest Lake, but being in Nashville, one must assume conditions there are even worse. Once again, we pray that it reduces the stress on the area which is hard hit from the recent rains. We certainly aren't complaining that our recreation may be interrupted and we hope that these flooded areas soon see some relief from the torrential rains and flooding aftermath they are experiencing.

So we are looking at the calendar and deciding what to do next should be have to alter our plans. Our summer includes a trip to South Dakota which we were planning on making some time in July, due to the May/June excursion south. It just might be that we will make the trip to South Dakota earlier than planned and get our licenses renewed.

On Sunday, my sister, brother-in-law, Terry and I are taking my parents out for Mother's Day dinner. We are going to Bennigan's, one of our favorite places. Unfortunately, there aren't many of them left, but we do have one in Warsaw and they are having a buffet. Yum Yum.

Till next time. . .

Dale

2 comments:

Janice said...

It's great that our plans can be set in jello. Think back to the old days - this would have been a vacation ruined! Ya'll stay safe and dry. Have a happy Mother's Day.

Dale said...

Yep, that is correct, Janice. This will just be a "bump" in the road, not a "road closure." hah!