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Well, nice to be back home and have access to the internet again (since our hu-dad so carefully left the house without his laptop card). That just means that we will spend this week’s posts telling you about our adventure this weekend. We took off for Norris Dam State Park. Yes, we have been there before, but we camped in a different area of the park this time and we actually walked out on the dam. These first two pictures were taken the afternoon after we walked out on the dam, thus no morning fog obscuring the pictures.
This is what a similar view looked like with the morning fog.
The dam was built by the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1933 to 1936 and is 1860 feet (567 meters) long and 265 feet (81 meters) high. That is a long ways down. We walked all the way out to the center of the dam – the tower that you see in the first picture – and took this picture leaning over the railing.
We try to be pretty cool, but sometimes you can’t help just being impressed. Even the ever cool and calm Natasha was enjoying the views.
And so was Rusty, but he is never one to hide his enthusiasm.
Since we were out on the dam at sunrise, we were able to take some great pictures of the fog burning off. The first picture is particularly fun, because the breeze from the lower part of the dam was causing a great pattern in the fog at the end of the dam itself. The other pictures are out over Norris Lake.
Many tales (and tails) about this weekend to come.
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